James Bradberry has been having a heck of a season for the Giants
New York Giants’ cornerback James Bradberry had a great season through the first seven weeks of the season. So much so that his teammate, Logan Ryan, believes he’s the best corner in the NFL.
Bradberry is currently ranked seventh on Pro Football Focus’ cornerback rankings with a ranking of 80.5 so far this season. Here’s what they wrote:
Bradberry had one of the toughest gauntlets of receivers to cover during his career with the Panthers, so the chances were always likely that his overall play would improve in New York, and that’s precisely what we have seen. Even with those expectations, Bradberry has been better than most anticipated, and he has been tested plenty. Bradberry is tied for the league lead in combined interceptions and pass breakups with 11, and he has yet to be beaten for a pass longer than 28 yards over the course of the season, despite 41 targets coming his way.
In comparison, the top corner according to PFF is Jaire Alexander of the Green Bay Packers with a 90.8 rating. Other corners ahead of Bradberry are Jamel Dean (Bucs), J.C. Jackson (Patriots), Jason Verrett (49ers), Marlon Humphrey (Ravens) and Xavier Rhodes (Colts).
Bradberry has come up with some huge plays for the Giants this season with three touchdowns and 11 pass deflections. If New York is going to win any more games this season they will need him to continue to play at a high level.
When it comes to PFF’s ranking of Bradberry, I agree with them because he can still improve in some areas, but he’s rising fast up the ranks and deserves the recognition of being a top-10 cornerback in the NFL