Arizona State University has promoted retired New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce to sole defensive coordinator.
Blake Martinez, James Bradberry make PFF's list of most valuable additions The Giants defense put up a strong performance throughout the 2020 campaign. The unit ranked 9th in the league in points allowed (22.3) and 12th in yards allowed (349.3) per game. Over the final eight outings of the season, the defense allowed more than 20 points in just two games while keeping opponents to an average of 19.8 points per contest.
The New York Giants were lead by their defense in 2021, and the defense was lead by its secondary. Patrick Graham’s coverage schemes were a big part of their success, slowing down opposing quarterbacks and giving the Giants’ pass rush time to get to the passer. Teams should always be scouting the cornerback position, given the positional value and importance as a “cornerstone” position, and this year’s class could wind up being one of the best in recent memory.