New York Giants: Six Players Named To NFL All-Pro Teams
Second Team Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins
The New York Giants invested what many deemed to be, “Too much money,” into cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Though he’d emerged as a dynamic playmaker with the St. Louis Rams, there were glaring signs of inconsistency.
Following his first season with the Giants, the critics have turned to fans as Jenkins justifiably received his first career All-Pro selection.
Jenkins was ranked as the No. 8 cornerback in the NFL by Pro Football Focus for the 2016 season. He routinely took on the No. 1 wide receiver on the opposing team, often shutting down or containing their best efforts.
The best example of this is the fact that Dez Bryant recorded a combined two receptions for 15 yards in two games against Jenkins and the Giants.
Jenkins recorded 49 tackles, three interceptions, 1.0 sack, 18 passes defended, and four stuffs in 2016. He missed a game due to injury and was hindered by it in another, but he put forth a legitimately elite display at cornerback.
Congratulations to Jenkins, who changed his entire outlook on the game from playmaker to scheme-fitting star. Best of luck in the playoffs.