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Giants Now: John Michael Schmitz named to Bucky Brooks' All-Rookie Team

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John Michael Schmitz named to Bucky Brooks' All-Rookie Team

NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks recently released his 2023 All-Rookie Team, which featured Giants' center John Michael Schmitz.

"The scrappy pivot performed well as a first-year starter in the middle of the Giants' line," wrote Brooks. "Schmitz's intelligence, athleticism and competitiveness showed up repeatedly as he held his own against the monstrous nose tackles opposite him."

Schmitz injured his shoulder during the Week 4 matchup against the Seahawks, an injury that sidelined him for the next three games.

Outside of those four contests, the rookie center did not miss a single offensive snap prior to the season finale.

Of his 12 full games, Schmitz allowed two or fewer total pressures in seven outings. All 755 of his offensive snaps have come at center.

"John Michael (Schmitz) is going to be a good center..." general manager Joe Schoen said at his season-ending press conference. "The intangibles for John Michael are off the charts, he's got leadership potential. I'd be surprised if he's not a captain down the road."

Here is a look at Bucky Brooks' full 2023 All-Rookie Team:

Quarterback - C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans

Running Back - Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit Lions; De'Von Achane, Miami Dolphins

Wide Receiver - Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams; Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings

Tight End - Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions

Offensive Tackle - Darnell Wright, Chicago Bears; Anton Harrison, Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive Guard - Steve Avila, Los Angeles Rams; O'Cyrus Torrence, Buffalo Bills

Center - John Michael Schmitz, New York Giants

EDGE - Will Anderson Jr., Houston Texans; Byron Young, Los Angeles Rams

Defensive Tackle - Kobie Turner, Los Angeles Rams; Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles

Linebacker - Ivan Pace Jr., Minnesota Vikings; Jack Campbell, Detroit Lions

Cornerback - Devon Witherspoon, Seattle Seahawks; Joey Porter Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers

Nickelback - Brian Branch, Detroit Lions

Safety - Jordan Battle, Cincinnati Bengals; Antonio Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Kicker - Brandon Aubrey, Dallas Cowboys

Punter - Bryce Baringer, New England Patriots

Punt Returner/Kick Returner - Marvin Mims Jr., Denver Broncos

View photos of the New York Giants' 2023 rookie class in action.

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