As section of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we examine what the Giants may possibly do at every single position. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have sufficient cornerbacks? Maybe, if every little thing goes in accordance to plan with the gamers they have on their roster, which nearly never ever happens. Could they choose a cornerback substantial in this NFL draft — as high as the No. 11-in general decide on? That is certainly a risk, even though it is far more possible they go in a different course in the initially round.
Two many years ago, the Giants traded up into the initial spherical to choose DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-general pick. That turned out to be a awful choose, thinking of Baker experienced a undesirable rookie calendar year and was introduced just after he was hit with severe felony costs in Florida (the fees have been dropped after the Giants enable him go). Taking Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, thus considerably, amounted to very little. Beal’s NFL résumé includes only six game titles performed in three seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses manufactured it essential the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to sign James Bradberry and do it again in 2021 to sign Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was incredible in his Giants debut season. Jackson will be an rapid starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his 2nd NFL time, as perfectly as Isaac Yiadom, who started out 10 games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to obtain an outdoors corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are harm concerns. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama should be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is difficult to move up, but the Giants possibly will do so. It is far more probably they go for a corner afterwards in the draft.