CB James Bradberry
Bradberry has been the Giants’ most dominant defender since his arrival via free agency, and might be the most impressive and impactful addition of general manager Dave Gettleman’s three seasons running the Giants.
Against the Chicago Bears back in Week 2, Bradberry had a signature performance with three tackles, one interception, and four pass breakups. He’s consistently been the Giants’ top defensive player through five weeks.
Bradberry is the NFL’s second-ranked cornerback, according to Pro Football Focus, with an 85.7 overall grade and an 83.4 coverage mark.
“James is a perimeter cornerback who is respected around the league because of the high-level he plays at,” Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham said. “He has a unique set of skills, the ball-skills are there, his reaction and anticipation are there, and that helps us in zone coverage, in man-coverage he can swing his hips and have great eye-control, you don’t worry about his side.”
The Giants have plenty of work to do in the secondary, and Bradberry might be the only building block so far, but through five games he’s building quite the Pro Bowl or even All-Pro case.