NY Giants: GMENHQ Staff Predictions for 2021 team stat leaders
Stephen Samra: Leonard Williams – 12.5: Even with more talent at the defensive end position, the team’s best pass rusher is still Leonard Williams. He rewards the NY Giants for paying him by continuing his strong play.
Matt Lombardo: Leonard Williams – 8: Williams is coming off a career-high sacks, the only time he’s reached double-digits since being drafted No. 6 overall by the Jets. New contract in hand, look for Williams to be dominant once again, but last year felt more like an aberration than a trend.
Carly Mersky: Leonard Williams – 13: Williams had a monster season last year racking up double-digit sacks, and I think he’ll do it again in 2021.
John Esposito: Azeez Ojulari – 8.5: Ojulari comes right in as a starter and contributes in a huge way in 2021. I see him being a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate
Danny Friedman: Azeez Ojulari – 8.5
Connor McJunkin: Azeez Ojulari/Leonard Williams – 9: While I’d love to see Williams notch another 10+ sack season, I think it will be very difficult to mirror the success of last year. But, coupled with Ojulari, the combo of the two should be an absolute headache for opposing offenses.