Dave Gettleman, general manager of the New York Giants, has done some serious work this past off-season, adding some quality talent to the roster that lacked some talent.
But no two signatures are as bright as linebacker Blake Martinez and cornerback James Bradley.
Both Martinez and Bradbury are at the heart of high-performance defense and are one of the best players in the league in their respective positions. Bradbury is named for the Pro Bowl, Martinez should be, and both are subject to serious consideration by All Pro.
Therefore, the NFL.com Nick Shook named the duo two people. 2020 League Top 10 Free Agent Signature..
Martinez was the first up in 5th place.
Martinez has been blessed by the Giants for the first year with his new team and is ranked 9th among all linebackers in Pro Football Focus’s Defense Grade (76.2). He has already piled up 112 tackles and is approaching his career with QB hits and pass defenses as part of the Giants’ defense, which became quite stingy later in the season. A major reason for the improvement of the unit is Martinez’s (and another guy on this list) play, and LB frequently flies across the field. His 12 hustle stops, a takedown where the player covers more than 20 yards from the snap to the tackle, are tied at the sixth highest distance in the NFL to this point.
New York needed a cultural change when it hired Joe Judge. Adding players like Martinez helped facilitate the process. The Giants have found their important linebacker.
Bradbury later checked in three spots at number eight.
Bradbury’s new home has seen him become one of the league’s best cornerbacks. According to Pro Football Focus, Bradbury is the league’s sixth-best cornerback in terms of defensive grade (78.3), and that number is underpinned by his excellent coverage grade. Next-generation numbers confirm this, with Bradbury ranked third in the league as a whole, with 16 passes protected as the closest defender. He also limits the yards he earns when allowing completion, abandoning an average of only 6.3 yards in a single attempt as the closest defender (16th least and closest in cornerbacks). A minimum of 30 targets as a defender).
Like Martinez, Bradbury helped the Giants turn around their defenses and start a late push for the postseason. It’s not yet known if they’ll get there, but with the addition of players like Bradbury, G-Men is starting to turn corners.
As mentioned earlier in the Giants Wire, Martinez and Bradbury represent the two strong feathers of the Gettleman hat. And they played so well that he may be able to continue working.
– NFL Sports
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