3. LB Tae Crowder
Linebacker Tae Crowder has had an interesting career since being drafted by the Giants in 2020. Last season, he recorded 130 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups, and one forced fumble.But, he also turned in a season that landed him a PFF grade of 29.1. This was the lowest mark for any linebacker that was graded.
Even with his struggles, Crowder was set to be a top interior linebacker this season alongside Blake Martinez. But up to this point, Crowder hasn’t done much in training camp. The third-year ‘backer hasn’t put up any bad performances, but nothing has jumped out just yet either. It is worth noting that the new Giants defense led by Wink Martindale may be more fitting to his skillset.
With preseason action quickly approaching, the Giants have to hope that Crowder can stand out in some way. He will need to continue to make strides in coverage and be better in that area of the game. While he hasn’t been bad so far in camp, he hasn’t been elite in any area.