NY Giants: 3 things to know about newly acquired CB Keion Crossen
Versatility to play both defense and special teams
In his rookie season with the Patriots, Crossen didn’t have the chance to play much on defense, but he still was able to make an impact on special teams, playing 113 snaps.
When he got to Houston, however, Crossen was able to slowly start showing his ability as a defensive back.
In 2020, Crossen logged 307 defensive snaps in addition to the 263 he tallied on special teams. More specifically, he made four starts on defense, coming in the season’s final four games.
In those four games, Crossen logged 28 combined tackles and 5 passes defended.
Given that the Giants secondary currently looks to be loaded, he may make the biggest difference on special teams in 2021. In a pinch though, he at the very least has some experience to step in on defense and hold his own.