New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty cracked Pro Football Focus’ list of the most valuable players at their position given their salaries.
Beatty, who will earn $800,000 in 2012, is ranked as the No. 5 left tackle in the league, according to the statistical analysis website. Here’s what else they had to say:
It has been an encouraging starting tenure for Beatty, and while he missed the early portion of the season hurt, he’s been a big asset since coming into the Giants lineup. He’s currently ranked as our fifth ranked left tackle in the league and given up just a quarterback pressure for every 23.9 snaps he’s in pass protection.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul earned the recognition as the 4-3 defensive end. Pierre-Paul, who leads the Giants in sacks again this season, will earn $2.5 million this season
This won’t stay this low for long, with the always impressive JPP performing exceptionally well for the Giants. He’s picked up 28 quarterback disruptions, has four batted passes and is the owner of our highest run grade of all 4-3 defensive ends. The numbers don’t match his performance from last year but he’s been just as impressive.
Giants wideout Victor Cruz also cracked the list as an honorable mention at wide receiver behind Percy Harvin of the Vikings.
Harvin makes $2 million, while Cruz makes $500,000, though that will change as reports surfaced over the weekend as the salsa-dancing wideout has agreed to a structure for a new long-term contract.