#8 James Bradberry & Logan Ryan
The Giants secondary is still its weakest link, but even this area is seeing improvement. The two biggest reasons for this improvement are the additions of Logan Ryan and James Bradberry.
Wherever Ryan goes, strong defenses seem to follow. He was in New England from 2013-2016 and played for the Tennessee Titans from 2017-2019. He has 15 playoff games to his career, and two playoff interceptions, one from each team, to his credit.
He’s helped bring that leadership and talent to a defensive backfield that desperately needed it.
Ryan is second on the team in tackles, with 59. He has a sack, a tackle for loss, seven pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a game-sealing interception. He’s been as productive for the Giants as he has for any defense he’s played, and that’s even while he and his wife had off-field health issues.
Bradberry is well on his way to the best season of his career. He’s heads into the bye week tied with Carlton Davis of Tampa Bay as the league leader in pass deflections, with 14, one off his career high.
But Bradberry always seems to come up with a big pass deflect when the team needs it the most. He also leads the team with three interceptions, and has 32 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
These two have held down the secondary, with great help from Jabrill Peppers and some help from Julian Love. And now that 2020 second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney nearing his debut, the secondary could become a completed picture.