If the NY Giants are going to make a legitimate run at competing for the NFL Players, three players on the NY Giants’ roster are going to need to bounce back
In a lot of ways, the 2020 NY Giants overachieved.
Head coach Joe Judge guided the Giants just one game shy of making the postseason for just the second time since winning the Super Bowl following the 2011 campaign, arguably a year ahead of schedule with a second-year quarterback and youth almost across the board on defense.
Yet, given how competitive the NY Giants were down the stretch last season, expectations are understandably higher entering 2021 following an offseason spending spree that raised the talent level significantly on both sides of the ball.
Be it through injuries, inexperience, or just circumstances, three players have the chance to be even better this season than they were last. They also might hold the key to the NY Giants breaking a four-year NFL Playoff drought.
Here’s a look at three players on the NY Giants roster guaranteed to be better in 2021:
3) S Logan Ryan
When Logan Ryan arrived in East Rutheford last summer, he wasn’t just joining a new team, he was learning a new position on the fly.
Ryan had never played safety, but vowed to become one of the league’s best in 2020. He nearly lived up to those expectations.
In his first season with the NY Giants, Ryan produced a 64 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, but provided much-needed veteran stability to a young secondary.
This fall, Ryan has the chance to elevate his game to an even higher level.
Not only will this be Ryan’s second season in coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme, and his second season playing safety, but the NY Giants have dramatically boosted the talent level in the secondary, after signing veteran cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and upstart Xavier McKinney entering his second season after showing much promise.
If the Giants’ secondary play improves and the pass-rush makes strides, Ryan could see even more production than his 2020 output of 94 total tackles with one sack and one interception.