Giants’ Dexter Lawrence makes inaugural Players’ All-Pro team

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Jan 1, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (97) sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger (4) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants star nose tackle Dexter Lawrence was named a member of the NFLPA’s inaugural All-Pro team on Wednesday morning, adding to his resume of what has been a tremendous season for him.

The vote was done completely by active players, and they were not able to vote for themselves or their teammates, and players could not have missed five or more games this season as of Week 15 to be eligible to vote.

The New York Giants have seen the best of Dexter Lawrence this season:

Lawrence – who was also named to his first career Pro Bowl selection this season – was the only Giants player to be featured on the team, although many would probably argue that offensive tackle Andrew Thomas should have also been selected as well as Lawrence.

Lawrence had both his personal best season this year and also had one of the strongest performances out of any defender in the NFL, recording 68 tackles (seven for loss), 28 QB hits, 7.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, all of which are career highs by a significant margin.

Lawrence’s growth has formed a dangerous defensive line of him, Azeez Ojulari, Leonard Williams, and Kayvon Thibodeaux when fully healthy. He is a big reason as to why New York’s defense has been one of the strongest in the NFL and was also a humongous factor in the Giants’ successful season that saw them reach the postseason for the first time since 2016.

The Giants can now look forward to what he can bring to the table when they take on the Minnesota Vikings on the road for their Wild Card game on Sunday.

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