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Cornerback most likely not a Giants priority


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

Do the Giants have ample cornerbacks? Possibly, if everything goes in accordance to system with the gamers they have on their roster, which virtually under no circumstances happens. Could they consider a cornerback high in this NFL draft — as higher as the No. 11-total decide? That is surely a chance, while it is a lot more very likely they go in a diverse way in the to start with spherical.

Two yrs back, the Giants traded up into the first spherical to choose DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-general decide on. That turned out to be a awful decide on, considering Baker experienced a lousy rookie calendar year and was launched following he was strike with critical prison fees in Florida (the expenses ended up dropped after the Giants enable him go). Using Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so significantly, amounted to almost nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé consists of only 6 online games played in three 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 all over again in 2021 to indication Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut season. Jackson will be an instant starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner coming into his 2nd NFL year, as well as Isaac Yiadom, who started out 10 game titles in 2020, as the Giants struggled to find an exterior corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II may well 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 personal injury concerns. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama need to be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is rough to pass up, but the Giants in all probability will do so. It is a lot more likely they go for a corner afterwards in the draft.

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