Giants DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison and S Landon Collins made it to Pro Football Focus' top 101 players for the 2017 NFL season.
Harrison, who has made the list four times now, was named PFF's best run defender in 2017 after hitting 40 run stops for the third time in his career. Snacks may not have made the Pro Bowl, but PFF recognizes him as one of -- if not the most -- valuable run stopper in the game.
"There is no greater run-stuffing force in the NFL than Damon Harrison, the Giants defensive tackle," PFF writes. "Harrison won PFF's best run defender award again this season, and has made run stops and run-stop percentage a statistic owned by him alone. Harrison again topped 40 run stops this season, third time in his career, or two more times than the rest of the league's interior defenders have managed since 2006. The run game has never been less important in the NFL, but Harrison is good enough to be an exception to that rule."
The site went on to add that Harrison has led the NFL in run stops among interior defenders for the past three years. Harrison recorded 76 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, and his first career interception in all 16 games this season.
Collins may not have had the same season as 2016, which saw him as the Defensive Player of the Year runner-up. But he still showcased why he is a top safety in the NFL despite the Giants' diastrous season.
"A year ago, Landon Collins had a defensive player of the year kind of season and while 2017 wasn't quite at that level, it was still an excellent year and reinforced his quality, especially given the disaster of the season that unfolded around him," PFF wrote. "Collins notched 27 defensive stops this season, nine fewer than the year before, but he also played signifcantly fewer snaps due to injury and saw the rest of the defense collapse around him."
The third-year safety led the Giants for the third straight season in tackles (104), while recording one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and six passes defended.