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Cornerback most likely not a Giants priority


As component of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we study what the Giants may well do at each individual posture. Thursday: Cornerback.

Do the Giants have adequate cornerbacks? Maybe, if every thing goes in accordance to strategy with the players they have on their roster, which practically in no way occurs. Could they acquire a cornerback high in this NFL draft — as higher as the No. 11-in general choose? That is surely a risk, whilst it is extra likely they go in a distinct route in the 1st round.

Two a long time in the past, the Giants traded up into the initially round to get DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-in general decide on. That turned out to be a horrible choose, considering Baker had a lousy rookie 12 months and was produced right after he was hit with significant legal fees in Florida (the prices had been dropped soon after the Giants let him go). Having Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so considerably, amounted to almost nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé incorporates only 6 games performed in a few seasons he opted out in 2020.

These misses made it vital the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it yet again in 2021 to sign Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was large in his Giants debut period. Jackson will be an speedy starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner entering his next NFL period, as properly as Isaac Yiadom, who begun 10 game titles in 2020, as the Giants struggled to locate an outside the house corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II could be took very good 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 fears. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama must be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is difficult to move up, but the Giants probably will do so. It is more very likely they go for a corner later on in the draft.

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