Five things you need to know about new Giants cornerback James Bradberry:
1. Bradberry was selected in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by Dave Gettleman, the Giants' general manager who then held that position in Carolina. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder started every game he played for the Panthers: 60 in the regular season and one postseason contest. He missed just four games in Carolina and only one in the last three seasons.
2. His career totals include 268 tackles (229 solo), eight interceptions, 47 passes defensed, three sacks, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
3. Bradberry is a willing tackler, ranking third among NFL cornerbacks in the category since 2016.
4. Last season, Bradberry started 15 games – he was inactive at Green Bay on Nov. 10 with a groin injury – and registered 65 tackles (51 solo), a career-high three interceptions and one sack. He also tied linebacker Luke Kuechley with a team-high 12 passes defensed, the fourth consecutive season he led Carolina in that statistical category. In 2016, Bradberry led the team with 11 passes defensed, becoming the first rookie to lead Carolina in passes defensed since Josh Norman in 2012.
5. Bradberry was a three-time All-Southern Conference choice who played in 46 games with 45 starts at Samford after beginning career at Arkansas State. He tallied 128 career tackles, eight interceptions and 27 passes defensed. He attended Pleasant Grove (Ala.) High School and majored in sports administration at Samford.