As element of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we take a look at what the Giants could possibly do at each individual situation. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have plenty of cornerbacks? Possibly, if anything goes in accordance to strategy with the gamers they have on their roster, which nearly hardly ever comes about. Could they get a cornerback significant in this NFL draft — as substantial as the No. 11-total select? That is unquestionably a possibility, even though it is more possible they go in a various direction in the to start with spherical.
Two yrs in the past, the Giants traded up into the to start with spherical to get DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-in general choose. That turned out to be a awful pick, thinking of Baker experienced a undesirable rookie yr and was produced right after he was hit with significant criminal fees in Florida (the fees have been dropped just after the Giants allow him go). Getting Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, hence much, amounted to absolutely nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé includes only 6 video games played in three seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses manufactured it imperative the Giants open the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it yet again in 2021 to sign Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut season. Jackson will be an immediate starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his next NFL period, as nicely as Isaac Yiadom, who commenced 10 online games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to locate an outside the house corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injuries worries. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama should be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is hard to pass up, but the Giants possibly will do so. It is extra probable they go for a corner afterwards in the draft.