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Cornerback likely not a Giants priority


As part of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we take a look at what the Giants may possibly do at just about every posture. Thursday: Cornerback.

Do the Giants have more than enough cornerbacks? Perhaps, if almost everything goes according to strategy with the players they have on their roster, which pretty much under no circumstances comes about. Could they choose a cornerback high in this NFL draft — as large as the No. 11-total decide on? That is definitely a likelihood, even though it is a lot more most likely they go in a unique path in the 1st spherical.

Two decades in the past, the Giants traded up into the first spherical to choose DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-in general decide on. That turned out to be a terrible decide on, contemplating Baker had a terrible rookie yr and was produced soon after he was hit with critical legal prices in Florida (the fees ended up dropped following the Giants allow him go). Taking Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so considerably, amounted to very little. Beal’s NFL résumé includes only six game titles performed in 3 seasons he opted out in 2020.

These misses created it crucial the Giants open the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it yet again in 2021 to indication Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut time. Jackson will be an instant starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his next NFL season, as nicely as Isaac Yiadom, who started out 10 video games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to obtain an outside the house corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II may possibly be took great for the Giants to move up at No. 11.
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Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are damage concerns. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama need to be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is difficult to pass up, but the Giants probably will do so. It is a lot more likely they go for a corner afterwards in the draft.

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