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Giants Now: CBS Sports' Preseason All-NFL Team


CBS Sports' Preseason All-NFL Team

With the start of the regular season right around the corner, media outlets are releasing their predictions for the upcoming season.

CBS Sports revealed their 2023 Preseason All-NFL Team, as voted on by 10 of their NFL writers and editors, which featured several Giants.

Andrew Thomas was named one of the four offensive tackles on the list, as his "emergence as New York's left tackle propelled the rejuvenation of both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley" last season. Thomas was joined by Trent Williams (49ers), Lane Johnson (Eagles) and Laremy Tunsil (Texans).

The left tackle recorded just two penalties and allowed a mere three sacks and 21 total pressures on over 600 regular-season pass block snaps last season. He recorded an impressive pass block win rate of 92.6 percent in 16 games on his way to being named Second-Team All-Pro.

Dexter Lawrence earned one of the five defensive linemen spots, alongside Chris Jones (Chiefs), Aaron Donald (Rams), Quinnen Williams (Jets) and Cameron Hayward (Steelers), as CBS Sports called him the Giants' "defensive centerpiece."

Lawrence put together a breakout season last year, which resulted in him being named Second-Team All-Pro. The defensive lineman had 7.5 sacks and 28 quarterback hits, shattering his previous high marks of 4.0 sacks and 11 QB hits. He also set new career-bests in total tackles (68), tackles for loss (seven), pass breakups (three) and forced fumbles (two), along with 70 total pressures and 42 defensive stops (including the playoffs).

While the two linemen were the only Giants named among the top 53 players in the poll, several of their teammates also received votes at their respective positions.

Saquon Barkley was fifth in votes among all running backs, while Darren Waller was one vote shy of George Kittle (49ers) for the third and final tight end spot.

"Waller, who figures to be the Giants' No. 1 target, just barely missed out on the top three," the article stated.

Bobby Okereke earned a vote at the linebacker position, while rookie Deonte Banks also got one vote at cornerback. The poll also asked the panel to vote on the top head coach, offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, where Wink Martindale received a vote as well.

View photos of the New York Giants' 2023 roster as it currently stands.

View photos from the first practice following the initial 53-man roster announcement.


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