Andrew Thomas finished the season strong
When looking at Pro Football Focus’ grades for the New York Giants after their week 17 win over the Dallas Cowboys, this might have been their best game of the season.
First and foremost, Giants’ rookie left tackle Andrew Thomas did an absolutely amazing job against a very good Cowboys’ pass rush with an 82.6 pass blocking grade. He also didn’t allow a single pressure on quarterback Daniel Jones. His overall grade for the game was a 75.8.
The highest graded players on offense for the Giants were wide receiver Sterling Shepard (81.1), tight end Levine Toilolo (80.3), wide receiver Dante Pettis (78.1) and quarterback Daniel Jones with a 77.8.
Giants’ tight end Evan Engram had the worst offensive grade with a 40.8. I really hope he can bounce back next season.
On the defensive side of the ball, New York rookie safety Xavier Mckinney was one of the top rookies in the NFL this week with a grade of 74.6.
The highest players on defense were linebacker Devante Downs (90.2), defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (82.8) and defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard (78.4).
After recording three sacks in the game, Leonard Williams was given a grade of 70.4. Not sure how that happened. You can view all of the grades from week 17 at BigBlueView.com.