James Bradberry could be higher on this list next year
New York Giants’ cornerback James Bradberry established himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL last season after shutting down some of the league’s top pass catchers.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus has ranked the top-50 players in the NFL. Bradberry came in at number 47.
47. CB JAMES BRADBERRY, NEW 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.
Now that Bradberry has some help on the other side of the field with Adoree Jackson, it will be interesting to see whether or not opposing quarterbacks attack him more in 2021. He could end up seeing and uptick in his stats after recording 54 tackles, two force fumbles, 18 passes defensed and three interceptions last season.
Another thing that will really help Bradberry and the rest of the Giants’ secondary is a pass rush. Hopefully rookie Azeez Ojulari can lead the way in that category.
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