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Giants Now: ESPN names Andrew Thomas First-Team All-Pro

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ESPN names Andrew Thomas First-Team All-Pro

The Giants have seen several players take significant steps in their development this season, one of which is left tackle Andrew Thomas.

ESPN's Bill Barnwell recently published his choices for the NFL's 2022 All-Pro Team, where Thomas was selected to the First-Team at left tackle.

"I saw a three-way race between Jedrick Wills (Browns), (Laremy) Tunsil (Texans) and Thomas, who has become a building block protecting Daniel Jones for the Giants," Barnwell wrote. "Wills has become the most ferocious run-blocker of the three, but Thomas has been a prototypical left tackle for a team that desperately needed a reliable tackle. He also has committed just one penalty to Tunsil's 10 and Wills' nine while allowing a mere two sacks."

After a rough rookie campaign back in 2020, the 23-year-old has improved drastically over the last two seasons and has emerged as one of the top young tackles in the NFL. Thomas has started every game for the Giants this year while playing every offensive snap in all but two of them, and has surrendered only two sacks total, according to Barnwell.

Earlier this season, Thomas was ranked No. 12 on ESPN's top 25 players under 25-years-old. Around the same time, Pro Football Focus listed the left tackle as a first-time All-Pro candidate.

"I think since my rookie year, I've just had a constant increase in understanding my technique, being more consistent in pass pro, same in the run game, and I just get better each week..." Thomas said recently. "This is my first time playing meaningful football since I've been here. I'm excited. I'm looking forward to the future."

Barnwell listed Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil as the runner-up.

In last week's win over the Colts, Thomas helped clear the way for Daniel Jones' second touchdown run when he tossed two-time All-Pro defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the ground, which can be seen in the tweet below.

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