Landon Collins will not be the dominant pressure he was final season, however he has nonetheless accomplished a ok job to return to the Professional Bowl.
The Giants security would be the group’s lone consultant for the NFC on Jan. 28 in Orlando the place he’ll make his second consecutive Professional Bowl look in simply his third season within the NFL.
Collins has led the Giants in tackles every year since he was drafted and leads the group once more with 98 tackles (73 solo) this season, 32 greater than the following most on the group.
The 23-year-old security was happy with the accomplishment, which is set by a vote cut up 3 ways between followers, gamers and coaches, however with the Giants at 2-12 he needs it might have come below higher circumstances.
“It is undoubtedly a blended feeling, as a result of I need all my guys to succeed, as a group and as an entire,” Collins stated by way of a group information launch. “All of us need to succeed and by me simply doing it, it is a good feeling, however on the similar time a foul feeling, as a result of I need all people to be glad, not simply myself.”
Along with main the group in tackles, Collins additionally has two interceptions, a pressured fumble, two fumble recoveries and 4 passes defended via 14 video games this season.
Collins was named NFL Defensive Participant of the Week on Nov. 19 after he had a career-high 14 tackles (10 solo) in a 12-9 win over the Chiefs.
Collins, who has began in 47 consecutive video games (together with playoffs) since being drafted by the Giants, is at the moment battling an ankle damage. Ought to he be wholesome sufficient to play the ultimate two video games he would have an opportunity to complete with 100 tackles for the third straight season.
“I believe my second half was higher than my first half, due to my (ankle) damage (which he first suffered on Oct. eight, however did not miss a sport),” Collins stated. “And I believe I’ve performed fairly good to get all people’s consideration, and being among the finest within the sport proper now. I am simply humbled by it and grateful for it, going back-to-back occasions. It is a blessing.”
Damon “Snacks” Harrison, who leads the league in run stops, was listed as a fourth alternate at defensive sort out.
Harrison has 66 tackles this season — second on the Giants — however simply 1.5 sacks as he has but to make the Professional Bowl in his profession.
Evan Engram was fifth in fan voting amongst tight ends but in addition didn’t make the group regardless of 63 catches, 710 yards and 6 touchdowns in his rookie season.