Giants And Four Seasons Of Outstanding Rookie Players

The Giants have had four consecutive seasons of an outstanding rookie season from one of their draft picks since 2016.  Here are the rookies for each season.

2019 – Daniel Jones

In a single season, from 1950 to 2019, in first season, started the game, in the Regular Season, player’s 8th career start at QB or earlier, requiring Pass Completion % >= 60 and Passing Yds >= 1900 and Passing TD >= 15 and Passer Rating >= 85. Only two quarterbacks meet the criteria.

 

2018 – Saquon Barkley– 2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team

2018 – Will Hernandez – 2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team

In a single season, from 1950 to 2019, in first season, in the Regular Season, played RB, requiring Yds/Rushing Att >= 4 and Touchdowns >= 10 and Yds From Scrimmage >= 2000

 

In addition to making the PFWA All-Rookie Team, Will Hernandez made the Pro Football Focus All-Rookie Team. Here is what they had to say about Hernandez

He finished with the league’s second-highest grade for a rookie interior offensive linemen and was only penalized two times across 1,027 snaps.

2017 – Evan Engram– 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team

2017 – Dalvin Tomlinson – 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team

In a single season, from 1992 to 2019, in first season, in the Regular Season, played TE, requiring Receiving Yds >= 700 and Yds/Reception >= 11 and Receiving TD >= 6 and Yds/Target >= 6. Only Evan Engram meets the criteria.

Here are defensive tackles in a single season, from 2006 to 2019, in first season, in the Regular Season, played DT, requiring Sacks >= 1 and Tackles Solo >= 30 and Tackles For Loss >= 1 and QB Hits >= 1. Dalvin Tomlinson is one of only eleven to meet that criteria over the last 10 seasons.

 

2016 – Sterling Shepard – 2016 PFWA All-Rookie Team

In a single season, from 1992 to 2019, in first season, in the Regular Season, played WR, requiring Receiving Yds >= 680 and Receiving TD >= 8 and Catch Pct >= 61.5 and Yds/Target >= 6

Since 2016 only the Saints have had more rookies on the PFWA All-Rookie Team with seven. The Giants are tie for second most with the Chiefs with five rookies making the 2016-2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team. Thirteen teams or 41%  have had only one draft pick make the PFWA All-Rookie Team from 2016-2018.  In conclusion things are not so bad with the Giants as some social media and news media outlets promote. They have been doing somethings right.

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