NY Giants sign Danny Shelton: The good, the bad, the grade
This move is of little risk for the NY Giants, and Shelton could be a solid veteran presence along the defensive line.
At minimum, Shelton has the chance to provide quality depth and competition for a starting job, after producing 119 total tackles the past three seasons, four sacks, and five tackles for loss.
Given NY Giants head coach Joe Judge’s familiarity with Shelton from their two seasons together with the New England Patriots, the organization likely already has a role in mind for him.
According to Pro Football Focus, Shelton is the 23rd ranked pass-rushing nose tackle in the NFL since 2019, with a 70.4 pass-rush grade. That kind of upside is worth betting on for a defense that faces the likes of Miles Sanders, Antonio Gibson, and Ezekiel Elliott at running back in the NFC East.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.