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Giants Now: Dexter Lawrence named to PFF's 2023 All-Pro Team


Dexter Lawrence named to PFF's 2023 All-Pro Team

Dexter Lawrence put together yet another dominant season for the Giants defense, one that has already led to him being named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl and NFLPA All-Pro Team selection.

The talented defensive lineman is now being recognized by the media for his strong campaign.

Lawrence has been selected to Pro Football Focus' 2023 All-Pro Team, joining Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald as the two interior defensive linemen named First-Team All-Pro by the analytics site.

"Lawrence was the best interior defender in football this season," wrote PFF's Gordon McGuinness.

The fifth-year lineman recorded 65 total pressures on the season, which topped his previous career-high of 63 set last year. He accomplished this despite missing a game and playing limited snaps in the final five contests.

He finished the season with 4.5 sacks, 21 quarterback hits, seven tackles for loss, and two passes defensed to go with his 53 total tackles (32 solo).

"He's a really good football player. He's dominant in the interior part of the defense," coach Brian Daboll said in his weekly sit-down with before the season finale. "I would say a lot of things set him apart. He's got great size, length, athletic ability, quickness, power and explosion. That's why he's getting recognized, because he's an exceptional football player, but he's an even better person."

View photos of defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence's career with the Giants.

Lawrence was PFF's highest-ranked interior defensive lineman on the season, the second-highest ranked defensive player and the third-highest ranked player overall, behind only Cleveland's Myles Garrett and Miami's Tyreek Hill.

This led to the 26-year-old garnering further praise from PFF.

When naming their winners of the 2023 PFF Awards, Lawrence was selected as honorable mention in several categories.

Lawrence was PFF's third choice for Defensive Player of the Year as well as their Best Pass Rusher award. Additionally, he was named the analytics site's runner-up for Best Run Defender.

"I think I got better in some areas," Lawrence told the media last week when asked to compare this season to his 2022 campaign. "Still got room to improve, still got to continue learning my position and crafting it up. There are things that now I get all this attention, it's different things that I've got to learn how to play through and different schemes I've got to learn how to play through, stuff like that. All I can do is just keep going out there and giving everything I've got every time I step on the field and that's what I'm going to do."


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