Giants’ rookies stepped up
The New York Giants got their second win of the season after defeating the Washington Football Team on Sunday. One of the most stunning outcomes of the game was the fact that Giants’ rookie wide receiver Austin Mack earned one of the team’s highest Pro Football Focus grades from the game with a 76.3.
Austin finished the game with four receptions for 72 yards on five targets. He was also taken down two yards prior to the goal line and almost scored his first NFL touchdown.
The only reason Mack saw the production that he did against Washington is because Giants’ head coach Joe Judge decided to leave Golden Tate back in New Jersey after his selfish antics against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Monday.
Aside from Mack, veteran running back Alfred Morris clocked in with a grade of 85.6. I like Wayne Gallman, but Morris is probably the Giants’ second best running back aside from Devonta Freeman.
PFF also mentioned that both Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart didn’t allow any pressures against a very good Washington pass rush. At least prior to their film review.
Another offensive player for the Giants with really high grade was running back Alfred Morris (85.6).
New York quarterback Daniel Jones did really well when he had a clean pocket.
The highest graded defensive player on the Giants was linebacker Blake Martinez with a 74.4.
Other grades for the Giants’ defense are cornerback James Bradberry (67.5), defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (65.7), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (65.3) and cornerback Isaac Yiadom (60.9).
Despite some big plays from safety Jabrill Peppers, he ended up with a grade of 51.6.