Ranking the NY Giants’ 5 best players on defense
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2. Leonard Williams
No player on the NY Giants improved more from 2019 to 2020 than Leonard Williams.
After being seen as more of a run-stuffing defensive tackle through the first five seasons of his career, he had a career year in 2020 with 11 and-a-half sacks. He also had 14 tackles for a loss and 30 quarterback hits, all of which were career highs, and led the Giants.
Williams’ play in 2020 earned him a 3 year $63 million contract this offseason after playing on the franchise tag last season.
After a career year and a new contract in tow, Williams may very well just be scratching the surface of his potential.