CB Eli Apple has been named to the NFL.com All-Rookie Team after his performance in the 2016 season.
Apple recorded 51 combined tackles with seven passes defended and an interception in 14 games during his rookie campaign.
"Some thought the Giants reached for Apple in the draft, but I think he outplayed expectations, posting 51 tackles, a pick and a forced fumble. Apple looks like he'll be a cornerback in the NFL for a long time; he can play inside or outside," wrote NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.
Another member of the Giants' secondary was recognized for his strong play this past year with NFL.com ranking S Landon Collins as the No. 5 player of the 2016 season.
"He came on like gangbusters. Landon Collins really stepped up. To me, I thought he should have been the Defensive Player of the Year. Outstanding athlete with tremendous versatility," said Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.
Collins became the first player in NFL history to record at least 100 solo tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, and 12 passes defended in a season. His performance earned him a spot on the AP All-Pro team, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFL team, and his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
"When you look at Landon Collins this season, it wasn't just his ability to make plays on the football, but the ability to blitz off the edge, create fumbles and really be a guy that was a tackling machine," said Brooks. "He did everything for the New York Giants and that's one of the reasons why he makes my list as a top five player."