As aspect of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we examine what the Giants may well do at each situation. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have plenty of cornerbacks? Possibly, if almost everything goes according to program with the players they have on their roster, which virtually under no circumstances happens. Could they acquire a cornerback large in this NFL draft — as substantial as the No. 11-in general select? That is surely a chance, even though it is additional probable they go in a distinctive route in the to start with spherical.
Two several years back, the Giants traded up into the initial spherical to choose DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-total decide on. That turned out to be a horrible pick, looking at Baker experienced a negative rookie 12 months and was produced right after he was strike with major felony prices in Florida (the rates have been dropped following the Giants permit him go). Getting Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so significantly, amounted to practically nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé incorporates only 6 video games played in a few seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses produced it essential the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to sign James Bradberry and do it once again in 2021 to sign Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was large in his Giants debut time. Jackson will be an quick starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his next NFL year, as effectively as Isaac Yiadom, who began 10 game titles in 2020, as the Giants struggled to find an outside corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injuries worries. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama must be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is difficult to pass up, but the Giants almost certainly will do so. It is extra likely they go for a corner later in the draft.