NY Giants’ James Bradberry, Evan Engram named to NFL Pro Bowl

New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

NY Giants cornerback James Bradberry and Evan Engram were voted into the NFL Pro Bowl, first time selections for both players

The NFL announced the rosters for the Pro Bowl on Monday night, and the NY Giants had two selections.

Cornerback James Bradberry and tight end Evan Engram were both first-time selections.

Bradberry has emerged as one of the premier tight ends in the NFL this season, after signing with the Giants as a free agent back in March. Through the first 14 games of the season, Bradberry is Pro Football Focus’ sixth-highest graded cornerback, with a 78.3 overall grade and 78.4 coverage mark.

"“It definitely means a lot that I made it,” Bradberry said, in a statement released by the Giants Monday. “I try not to put too much emphasis on it beforehand because I just felt like it was something I couldn’t control. The one thing I can control is how I play on the field, and that’s what I try to control.”"

Meanwhile, Engram is in the midst of what is by all accounts one of the more disappointing seasons of his career.

The Giants’ first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Engram has caught just 54 of his 95 targets for 572 yards and what is currently a career-low one touchdown catch. Engram also has six dropped passes and one rushing touchdown.

Among tight ends, Engram ranks seventh in receiving yards and tied for 43rd in receiving touchdowns.

“When they announced that, I was like, ‘that would be crazy if I made the Pro Bowl and we don’t even play the Pro Bowl.” Engram said, in the Giants’ statement.

Originally scheduled for Las Vegas, the Pro Bowl was canceled this season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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