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Cornerback likely not a Giants priority

As part of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we analyze what the Giants could do at each situation. Thursday: Cornerback.

Do the Giants have more than enough cornerbacks? Possibly, if every thing goes in accordance to approach with the gamers they have on their roster, which practically under no circumstances transpires. Could they just take a cornerback superior in this NFL draft — as higher as the No. 11-overall choose? That is undoubtedly a risk, though it is much more probably they go in a unique course in the initially round.

Two years in the past, the Giants traded up into the to start with spherical to consider DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-overall choose. That turned out to be a terrible decide, taking into consideration Baker experienced a bad rookie year and was launched after he was hit with really serious felony expenses in Florida (the rates were being dropped following the Giants allow him go). Taking Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so significantly, amounted to nothing at all. Beal’s NFL résumé contains only six online games played in 3 seasons he opted out in 2020.

These misses made it vital the Giants open the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it all over again in 2021 to indication Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was incredible in his Giants debut period. Jackson will be an fast starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner coming into his second NFL season, as very well as Isaac Yiadom, who started out 10 video games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to obtain an exterior corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II could possibly be took fantastic for the Giants to pass up at No. 11.
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Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injury considerations. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama should really be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is challenging to pass up, but the Giants possibly will do so. It is extra likely they go for a corner afterwards in the draft.


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