New York Giants: Kelvin Benjamin goes at Joe Judge, Giants players defend coach

New York Giants, Joe Judge

Kelvin Benjamin had a chance to revitalize his career as a free agent signing with the New York Giants this offseason, but that’s far from how things actually turned out. The 30 year old wide receiver ended up released, and not only missed out on a chance to play this season but also caused quite a bit of drama on the way out.

It all stems from Benjamin showing up for practice on Wednesday and apparently getting into a dispute with head coach Joe Judge over his weight. The Giants required Benjamin to cut his weight down to 251 pounds, but his weight instead increased slightly since the end of minicamp. But Benjamin claims that others in the team building had previously told him that his weight was fine, and that the weight cut was an impossible request.

“I’m like: ‘I’m trying everything I can to be here. You won’t even let me on the field to show what I can do. I played receiver at 268 [pounds] and I almost had 1,000 yards [in 2016]. So why do you want me to come back at 251 at tight end?’” Benjamin told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday.

He claims that Judge just personally doesn’t like him, and that it led to the confrontation at practice and his release.

“The day before practice, he didn’t bring all of this up. I just felt like the dude didn’t like me. Mr. Gettleman knew exactly what went down. It’s crazy how they twisting the narrative about everything like it’s a joke. They make it seem like we don’t even matter,” Benjamin said about Judge. He’d also say other things, claiming that Judge’s style won’t win a Super Bowl.

It’s not the first time Judge has been criticized for his style, but some players disagree.

New York Giants defend Joe Judge

Since the incident, several New York Giants players have been active in defending their head coach.

“He’s very intense, but I feel like he prepares us each and every day for the game. That’s his motto. That’s his mindset and it helps and it works. So for us, it gets us excited for practice,” said defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence.

His sentiment was echoed by cornerback James Bradberry, who has looked like one of the best corners in the league under Judge’s leadership. He spoke with the New York Daily News, and gave his take on the situation.

“It ain’t for everybody. You feel me? He’s entitled to his opinion. I definitely think Coach Judge is tough. But football is tough. There’s a lot of pressure being in our shoes, so I don’t expect him to give us our way all the time,” Bradberry stated. “A tough coach, that’s how you build structure. That’s how you build discipline.”

“It ain’t for everybody, man, ya know? It ain’t for everybody,” Bradberry would add.

It’s a sentiment that seems to follow in the footsteps of two very successful head coaches that Judge has worked under – Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. Both of them have had problems with players over the years due to their strict nature, but have found tremendous success despite their style being deemed ‘not for everyone’ by many former players.

The current Giants roster, at least, seems to be all for Judge’s current style. As do the free agents who joined this offseason, many of whom specifically cited Judge as part of their reason for picking the Giants.

His style may not be for Kelvin Benjamin, but at the very least, it’s working with the group of players the Giants have now.

The New York Giants’ secondary has a challenging 2021 season on the horizon

The New York Giants’ 2021 schedule features a list of challenges for the team’s secondary. The Giants are set to face off against some of the best offensive weapons in the NFL this season. Wide receiver talent is plentiful in the modern NFL, a revelation the Giants will have this season.

Top wide receivers that the Giants will be facing in 2021:

(* indicates a player selected to a Pro Bowl, + indicates a player selected to an All-Pro team)

  • Jerry Jeudy
  • Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel (2x)
  • Calvin Ridley+, Kyle Pitts
  • Michael Thomas+ (maybe)
  • Amari Cooper*, CeeDee Lamb (2x)
  • Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp
  • Robby Anderson, DJ Moore
  • Tyreek Hill+, Travis Kelce+
  • Darren Waller+
  • Mike Evans*, Chris Godwin*, Rob Gronkowski+
  • DeVonta Smith (2x)
  • Will Fuller V
  • Keenan Allen*
  • Allen Robinson*

The New York Giants’ elite secondary

Thankfully, the New York Giants do seem to have the talent necessary to defend against these Pro Bowl and All-Pro receivers and tight ends. The Giants have invested a great number of assets into their secondary over the past few years. These investments have paid off as the Giants now possess one of the league’s best secondaries. New York’s 22 passing touchdowns allowed were tied for the fifth-fewest in the NFL.

James Bradberry

The Giants’ secondary is led by star cornerback James Bradberry IV. In 2020, Bradberry was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, earning his first career Pro Bowl selection while being snubbed from the All-Pro teams. He set a new career-high with 18 passes defended, tied for the second-most in the NFL and only two behind Miami’s Xavien Howard for the league lead (Giants.com).

Logan Ryan

James Bradberry was one of two big free agent signings that the Giants made in their secondary last offseason. New York also signed safety Logan Ryan who had a stellar season during his first year with the Giants. Ryan totaled 93 combined tackles, forced 3 fumbles, and hauled in 1 interception.

Jabrill Peppers

Alongside Logan Ryan is another stud safety on the Giants’ defense: Jabrill Peppers. Jabrill had a career year in 2020, setting new career-highs in combined tackles (91), sacks (2.5), tackles for loss (8), and passes defended (11). Peppers is a phenomenal strong safety that impacts the run game and has the coverage skills to lock down tight ends and running backs.

Adoree’ Jackson

If there was one weakness in the Giants’ secondary last season, though, it was at the outside cornerback spot opposite of James Bradberry. The Giants had a revolving door at CB2. They made an effort to fill this hole in the 2021 offseason, signing former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. This signing makes for a significant upgrade. Since 2018, Adoree Jackson has the fourth-highest coverage grade when lined up outside according to Pro Football Focus with a grade of 85.6.

Xavier McKinney

The Giants like to run a lot of three-safety packages on defense. This means that second-year safety Xavier McKinney could see starting-level snaps in 2021. According to Pro Football Focus, Xavier McKinney’s 70 overall grade was on track to be the highest-graded rookie safety of the season in his 212 snaps after coming back from injury, but he did not meet the minimum snap requirement.

Depth

Behind all of these starters, the Giants have plenty of depth in the secondary. Julian Love has proven to be a solid utility player in the secondary. Darnay Holmes and Aaron Robinson will compete at slot cornerback. Players like Isaac Yiadom and Rodarius Williams also provide the team with solid depth. The New York Giants secondary has a challenging 2021 season on the horizon, but it possesses the talent necessary to get the job done.

3 New York Giants named as players to build around

New York Giants, James Bradberry, logan ryan

The direction that the New York Giants are building in has become slightly clearer over the past couple years – their roster has improved, their wins have increased, and they have a head coach that should be around for a long time. The roster is definitely in a better state than it was when the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley, one of the most significant past moves in their rebuilding history.

But years into the rebuild, which players stand out as the most notable pieces in it? It’s a hotly debated subject, but Pro Football Focus took a swing at judging it and picked three players that, while predictable, might be a bit controversial due to the omission of one player.

CB James Bradberry
DI Leonard Williams
WR Kenny Golladay

In an ideal world, Andrew Thomas’ rookie season would have resembled Tristan Wirfs’ year, making him an easy inclusion here. There were promising things to take away from how Thomas closed the year, but his 62.4 grade was underwhelming. Bradberry’s and Williams’ performances in their first full season on the defense were not. They both ranked fourth at their respective positions in PFF’s Wins Above Replacement metric during the 2020 season.

The Giants will be hoping Golladay entices quarterback Daniel Jones to take more downfield shots. Golladay recently ranked as the league’s third-best deep threat, regularly winning in contested-catch situations downfield. Golladay’s 53 contested catches overall over the past three seasons are second to only Allen Robinson II at the position, even despite all his missed time in 2020.

Evaluating the chosen players

The omission, of course, is Daniel Jones. As we’ve seen from many articles this season from both the national and local media, much of the expectations on Jones this year center around taking a step forward and becoming a franchise player. As of now, though, PFF doesn’t list Jones with the franchise building blocks they have right now.

The three players that were listed, however, are non-controversial enough. James Bradberry looks like one of the best corners in the league, Kenny Golladay is predicted by many to be a top 10 receiver, and Leonard Williams led the team in sacks last season. Williams, though, will likely be the most boom or bust player on this list considering his inconsistent performance throughout his career.

His surroundings are different compared to when he was with the Jets, and Williams plays well under Patrick Graham, so it’s possible that the inconsistency will be shrugged off – but it’s still a concern that will have an impact on how fans look at Dave Gettleman’s decision to bring back Williams on a big contract.

Golladay hasn’t played with the Giants yet one way or another so it’s hard to judge his status as a building block just yet, but based on his performance with the Lions, he could very well be the deep threat Daniel Jones needs.

These three players all have to prove they can perform at a high level consistently in their current surroundings to truly take the title of franchise players, but out of all the players the Giants have, it’s hard to object to them receiving the title of players to build around.

The New York Giants have the secondary to shut down NFC East’s loaded groups of WRs

New York Giants, James Bradberry, logan ryan

The New York Giants defense was a top-ten unit in the NFL last season. New York’s prominent defense was led by cornerback James Bradberry, defensive linemen Leonard Williams, linebacker Blake Martinez, among other formidable defenders. The real strength of the Giants’ defensive unit, though, was its secondary.

James Bradberry, Logan Ryan, Jabrill Peppers, Julian Love, and a few other talented defensive backs were featured on the Giants’ suffocating 2020 defense. In 2021, though, the team has added even more talent in its secondary, taking the group to the next level. These additions were necessary as the NFC East loaded up on offensive weaponry this offseason.

The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL, featuring Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. Terry McLaurin of the Washington Football Team was already establishing himself as one of the game’s best receivers. Then the team went out and paired him with Curtis Samuel, creating a dangerous one-two punch. The Philadelphia Eagles also upgraded at the wide receiver position, selecting 2020’s Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The NFC East stockpiled talented wide receivers this offseason (the Giants included). Thankfully, the Giants have the talent in their secondary necessary to shut down these loaded groups of wide receivers.

How the New York Giants will shut down the NFC East’s WRs

James Bradberry on the primary receivers

James Bradberry is a true shutdown cornerback. In 2020, he was tasked with taking out opposing teams’ primary wide receivers every week. When matched up with Cowboys’ standout receiver Amari Cooper, Bradberry proved to be a tough corner to beat. In his two matchups against the New York Giants last season, Amari Cooper totaled 41 and 23 receiving yards, two of his lowest totals on the season, with 0 touchdowns.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ leading receiver in 2020, Travis Fulgham, had a decent outing against New York in Week 7, totaling 73 yards, before being shut down in Week 10 with a total of 8 yards. Fulgham scored 0 touchdowns in both outings.

The NFC East wide receiver that gave New York the most trouble in 2020 was Terry McLaurin. Terry totaled receiving performances of 74 and 115 yards against the Giants along with 1 touchdown. Part of this could have been the fact that McLaurin lined up in the slot rather frequently, moving him away from James Bradberry.

Adoree’ Jackson on the secondary receivers

CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys also enjoyed one of his best performances of the season against the Giants. New York managed to hold him to only 43 yards in Week 17, but he did erupt for 124 yards in Week 5 (a season-high). The Giants were comfortable with the elite James Bradberry continuing as their primary cornerback in 2021. But the team recognized a need to upgrade their second cornerback position.

To do this, the Giants went ahead and signed Adoree’ Jackson in free agency. Adoree’ Jackson will pair alongside James Bradberry as the team’s second outside cornerback, though the talent drop-off might not be as steep as some expect. Since 2018, Adoree Jackson has the fourth-highest coverage grade when lined up outside according to Pro Football Focus with a grade of 85.6.

Teams like Dallas and Washington have stellar one-two punches at the receiver position. The Giants now also have a formidable first and second line of defense at cornerback to combat these receivers.

Who will take on the slot receivers?

CeeDee Lamb was a good example of a team’s second receiver gashing the Giants’ defense due to their lack of a competent second cornerback. However, Lamb played primarily out of the slot in his rookie season. Adoree’ Jackson will be able to match up well with the likes of Curtis Samuel on the outside in Washington. But Jackson might not face off against Lamb that often.

Instead, Darnay Holmes, entering his second season, will continue as the team’s primary slot cornerback. Now, in addition to Holmes, the Giants have added another talented nickel corner in Aaron Robinson. The Giants drafted Robinson in the third round of this year’s draft. Both Holmes and Robinson are young, talented members of this secondary with the physicality to compete with any of the slot receivers in this division.

While the NFC East saw a major influx of talent at the wide receiver position, the New York Giants saw an influx of talent in their secondary. The Giants have the talent necessary to counteract the division’s receivers in 2021.

New York Giants: Two players make CBS Sports 2021 top 100 list

New York Giants, Leonard Williams

It’s around the time of the offseason when top 100 lists come out, and the New York Giants are a bit more represented on them this time around than they were last year. That, for the most part, is because of the players who stepped up last season and raised their profile as top names at their position. James Bradberry made it onto PFF’s top 100 list, but the CBS Sports version of that same list has two different Giants listed.

It seems strange to omit Bradberry as he was one of the best defensive players on the team relative to others around the league at his position, but that’s what this list does as the highest ranked Giant is instead Leonard Williams. Of course, it’s understandable why Williams is on the list. Last season, he responded well to a lot of doubts about his play and gave the Giants their much needed leading pass rusher.

Leonard Williams
New York Giants DE

He was a force last season for the Giants defense, finally achieving the level of play expected of him when he came into the league with the Jets. Williams earned a new contract because of his impressive play.

The other addition on the list is perhaps more surprising – not because of the raw talent of the player, but because of his absence during last year. This player is Saquon Barkley, who comes in on the top 100 despite the long chronological gap since he’s last performed.

Saquon Barkley
New York Giants RB

He is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 2 last season, which limited him to 34 yards rushing for the year. He did have two impressive seasons to open his career, but can he get back to that same level he flashed as a rookie in 2018?

Many will consider Barkley a strange addition over Bradberry. Bradberry, after all, had the better season more recently. But if the list is including future potential and not just recent performance, it’s understandable why one of the most exciting running backs in the league would make it into the top 100 despite coming off an injury.

The New York Giants might have one of the NFL’s most elite cornerback duos in 2021

new york giants, adoree jackson

The New York Giants had one of the best defenses in the NFL in 2020. The Giants’ defense ranked ninth in the NFL in points allowed and twelfth in yards allowed. What looked like arguably the team’s biggest weakness heading into the season became its biggest strength by year’s end. The Giants’ secondary saw some standout performances that made it one of the best units in the league last season.

No defensive back stood out more than cornerback James Bradberry in his first season with the New York Giants. Last offseason, Bradberry signed a three-year $43.4M contract with the Giants. The Giants made Bradberry one of the league’s highest-paid cornerbacks and many, at the time, felt like that was an overpay. But now, almost unanimously, fans agree that Bradberry lived up to the contract in his first year and even exceeded expectations.

James Bradberry was a true shutdown cornerback last season, but opposite of him, the Giants struggled to get consistency out of its secondary cornerback position. New York’s other boundary cornerback spot became a revolving door, seeing players like Corey Ballentine, Ryan Lewis, Isaac Yiadom, and Julian Love start games in that position. The Giants seemingly fixed this problem in the 2021 offseason, though, by signing Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year deal. Now the Giants might have one of the NFL’s most elite cornerback duos in 2021.

James Bradberry and Adoree’ Jackson make up an elite duo

James Bradberry and Adoree’ Jackson, when both playing their best football, are top-tier boundary cornerbacks. In 2020, Brabderry proved that while he was snubbed from an AP All-Pro Team selection. He dominated opposing wide receivers week in and week out, holding Amari Cooper to only 23 and 41 yards in two contests, and holding Allen Robinson to only 33 yards in Week Two.

Bradberry set a new career-high in 2020 with 18 passes defended, which was tied for the second-most in the NFL and only two behind Miami’s Xavien Howard for the league lead (Giants.com). PFF also ranked James Bradberry as the fifth-best cornerback in the NFL entering the 2021 season. He has forced 42 incompletions since 2018, the most of any cornerback in the NFL. Not many cornerbacks can blanket opposing wideouts the way James Bradberry does.

Adoree’ Jackson, though, has a similar ability. He too makes plays on the ball and shuts down opposing receivers. Jackson had the second-highest forced incompletion rate (18.4%) among cornerbacks from 2010-2019 (PFF). Since 2018, Adoree Jackson has the fourth-highest coverage grade when lined up outside according to Pro Football Focus with a grade of 85.6. Jackson has missed a lot of time with injuries over the past two years. But if he can stay healthy, Adoree’ Jackson will pair with James Bradberry to create an elite cornerback duo on the New York Giants defense.

New York Giants: James Bradberry’s contract named the best on the team

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The New York Giants made a great move in signing James Bradberry, and the league is recognizing that leading up to Bradberry’s second season with the organization. Bradberry made headlines this week already when he made the PFF top 50 players list. But there’s another list from the same outlet that Bradberry made it on, and it has to do with contracts rather than raw talent.

Sometimes it’s not worth having a top quality player if it breaks the bank. But in the case of the Giants, they were able to get a very good combination of skill and value when it comes to Bradberry. That value is good enough that his contract was named the best on the team by PFF, which ranked the best and the worst contracts for each team in the NFL.

Best: CB James Bradberry — Three years, $43.5 million ($5.9 million in remaining guarantees)

General manager Dave Gettleman hit a much-needed home run last offseason by bringing Bradberry to the Big Apple after trading up for DeAndre Baker and releasing him shortly thereafter. Gettleman played a role in drafting Bradberry with the Carolina Panthers when he was the general manager, and he knew Bradberry still had a lot of high-level play in him.

Bradberry earned the fifth-best PFF grade among all cornerbacks in 2020 with an 83.9 mark, and he led the NFL with 17 forced incompletions. His 21.8% forced incompletion rate was third-best among all cornerbacks with at least 10 targets.

On the other hand, the worst contract on the team according to this article comes from a position that doesn’t often make lists such as these – kicker. Graham Gano’s contract of three years and $14 million was named the worst, but it’s not hard to see why given his cost compared to most kickers.

In the case of Bradberry, though, it’s hard to dispute that the Giants got a good deal getting one of the best cornerbacks in the league at this price. Especially considering last year was Bradberry’s rookie year with the team and he might get better with more experience under defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

The Giants have definitely been hit or miss with contracts in recent years – deals such as the Nate Solder one come to mind – but this is one of the times when Dave Gettleman should get some credit for managing to get it right. And, headed into his second season in New York, more around the league are realizing that about Bradberry.

Giants’ star CB James Bradberry earns fantastic landing spot in PFF’s top 50

New York Giants, James Bradberry, logan ryan

The past few seasons for the New York Giants have been difficult, and they haven’t had a player worthy of being considered in the top 50 of all athletes in the NFL since they featured Odell Beckham Jr. on offense. After trading him away, the talent level dropped off significantly until they drafted Saquon Barkley, but his inability to remain healthy and active has hurt his standings. Defensively, they’ve been looking for a star to help project them into the spotlight.

However, in PFF’s top 50 players in the NFL, the Giants saw a cornerback, James Bradberry, land at 47, earning a career-best overall and coverage grade in his first season in the NFC East last year.

47. CB JAMES BRADBERRYNEW YORK GIANTS

All Bradberry needed to realize his full potential was a chance of scenery. The former Carolina Panther earned career-best overall and coverage grades in his first season in the NFC East, recording a massive 14 pass breakups — one off the league lead –and allowing a passer rating of just 70.1 on throws into his coverage.

Bradberry still faced some pretty imposing wide receivers; he just showed that he is a match for them as a member of the Giants secondary.

The free-agent signing was spectacular for Big Blue in 2020, ranking second in pass break-ups with 14, allowing one touchdown after week two, and tied a career-high with three interceptions. He was also targeted a career-low of 91 times, as opposing quarterbacks desperately try to avoid throwing in his direction. He limited some of the best receivers in the NFL. For example, he held Allen Robinson to under 15 yards in their week two match-up last year.

In addition, he played valiantly against DK Metcalf in week 13 and held Arizona receivers to under 23 yards when in man coverage. There’s no question the Giants landed an absolute stud in James, who simply needed a change of scenery to realize his potential.

Nobody expected him to be this good, but thanks to defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, he was able to elevate his style of play and rely on man coverage, which seems to be his forte. As a primary off-ball defender, his fundamentals and technique in trail are exquisite. Pairing him with Adoree Jackson will only help the secondary improve this upcoming year.

Bradberry went from a middling corner in the NFL to being ranked as a top-five in one season at his position, an astronomical step forward that will hopefully continue to progress with the Giants adding more resources toward an already solid defense.

Giants’ James Bradberry draws gushing review from former Pro-Bowl corner

New York Giants, James Bradberry

When the New York Giants signed James Bradberry in 2020 to a three-year, $43.5 million deal, nobody expected him to emerge as one of the best corners in football. This past season, Bradberry logged a 79.9 overall coverage grade, per PFF, allowing 454 yards and just three touchdowns all season long. After Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he allowed two scores, he gave up just one the rest of the campaign, showcasing an unbelievable developmental step under coordinator Patrick Graham.

Bradberry has established himself as one of the best man coverage corners in football, and the Giants are looking to take their defense in a new direction after relying on zone coverage far too often last year due to weakness at CB2. According to SIS, the Giants ran man coverage 23% of the time by season’s end, after Graham operated in the cover-1 formation (reliant on man coverage) 50% of the time as the DC for Miami in 2019.

With the signing of Adoree Jackson, the Giants now have a fantastic duo of corners who can expose matchups on a weekly basis. Bradberry man-marked some of the best receivers in the game last year, including Allen Robinson, DK Metcalf, Mike Evans, and others. He limited Robinson in Week 2 to just 14 yards, picking up an interception and nearly two more.

One former Pro Bowl corner had great things to say about Bradberry. D’Angelo Hall, a three-time Pro-Bowler and 14-year veteran, stated on NFL Network that Bradberry is the third-best CB in the NFL, behind Xavien Howard of Miami and Jalen Ramsey of Los Angeles.

“When he put on the No. 24, with the Carolina Panthers I was like ‘hold up … is this Josh Norman 2.0?’” Hall said. “But when James Bradberry moved to the Giants and played more man-to-man coverage he really showed me he is an elite (corner) in this league.

“I got to see him go twice last year against (Washington wideout) Terry McLaurin, who I think is a dog. Bradberry rose to the occasion every single time.”

Providing him with even more assistance with the signing of Jackson, Bradberry will have the luxury of playing on an island, facing off against more refined route runners and receivers with size. Jackson will take on speedy pass-catchers in a more physical role. Jackson prefers press, man coverage, while Bradberry is more of an off-ball man coverage corner.

Excellent secondary play will also help the Giants’ pass rush, which they overhauled this season with the addition of Azeez Ojulari, Elerson Smith, Ryan Anderson, and Ifeadi Odenigbo.

New York Giants: James Bradberry a true shutdown cornerback

New York Giants, James Bradberry

The New York Giants‘ defense was one of the best in the NFL last season. New York relied on the strength of its top-tier secondary, headlined by Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry. The Giants signed Bradberry in the 2020 offseason and the acquisition was instantly a home-run.

James Bradberry and the New York Giants agreed to a three-year, $43.5 million contract last offseason. This made Bradberry one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL and he met those expectations. James Bradberry earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2020 but was snubbed from the official All-Pro teams. Regardless, Bradberry established himself as a true shutdown cornerback and will continue to fit the bill in 2021.

James Bradberry stats and highlights

For the first four years of his career, James Bradberry spent his Sundays chasing around some of the best wide receivers in the NFL as a member of the Carolina Panthers. Playing in the NFC South, Bradberry had to face the likes of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin twice per year.

James Bradberry gained valuable experience during his time in Carolina. He brought that experience to New York last year and dominated nearly every matchup he faced. James Bradberry had a breakout year in 2020. He set a new career-high with 18 passes defended, tied for the second-most in the NFL and only two behind Miami’s Xavien Howard for the league lead (Giants.com).

While 2020 was looked at as a breakout season for James Bradberry, he has quietly been one of the best boundary corners in the league for his entire career. James “Blanket” Bradberry leads the NFL in forced incompletions since 2018 with 42 total, putting him ahead of other stud corners like Carlton Davis and Stephon Gilmore (PFF).

The New York Giants have now paired James Bradberry with another stud cornerback on the outside. Adoree’ Jackson was signed this offseason to play opposite of Bradberry in 2021 and beyond. This will be one of the league’s best cornerback duos. Being surrounded with greater talent could lead to an even greater season from James Bradberry in 2021. Opposing wide receivers will be on lock all year by “The Blanket Bradberry.”