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The Giants star defensive tackle finally managed to get the recognition he deserved

October 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (97) celebrates with linebacker Micah McFadden (41) and linebacker Ty Crowder (48) during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have several players in the Pro Bowl this year, most notably Saquon Barkley and defensive tackle, Dexter Lawrence. Barkley is enjoying a relaxing season after years of injury-plagued football.

To date, Barkley has recorded 1,170 receiving yards, 294 receiving yards, and nine total touchdowns. This is his first Pro Bowl appearance after a sensational rookie season in 2018.

However, Lawrence, on the other hand, is having his best season as a pro without a doubt. At 25 years old, Lawrence has achieved career highs across the board. He collected a career high with 57 tackles, 53 total pressures, 8.0 sacks, 27 quarterback hurries and 18 QB strikes.

The New York Giants are much better with Dexter Lawrence on the field:

Lawrence was an impact player for the Giants at halfback, shutting down a defensive tackle that had been a weakness in the past.

Over the past three seasons, Lawrence has never lived up to his potential, but after the Giants hired Andre Patterson from the Minnesota Vikings, one of the best defensive line coaches in football, he completely changed his game.

Fortunately, the Giants picked up Lawrence’s fifth-year option, locking him up for the next year at a reasonable price. He’ll get $12.4 million in starting salary, but the Giants are looking to extend him on a long-term deal due to the rushing passing production he’s been able to marshal this year.

Along with a young batch of pass attackers in Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, Lawrence is making headlines for a fearsome trio of defensive linemen making their stride for the Big Blue.

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