As aspect of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we look at what the Giants might do at each and every situation. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have adequate cornerbacks? Perhaps, if anything goes according to plan with the gamers they have on their roster, which nearly never happens. Could they choose a cornerback higher in this NFL draft — as high as the No. 11-in general pick? That is surely a risk, despite the fact that it is a lot more possible they go in a distinct route in the 1st spherical.
Two several years ago, the Giants traded up into the very first spherical to choose DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-in general pick. That turned out to be a terrible select, looking at Baker had a bad rookie year and was launched right after he was hit with significant legal costs in Florida (the costs were being dropped after the Giants permit him go). Having Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, as a result considerably, amounted to nothing at all. Beal’s NFL résumé incorporates only six video games played in a few seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses designed it crucial the Giants open the vault in 2020 to sign James Bradberry and do it again in 2021 to indicator Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut period. Jackson will be an speedy starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his next NFL period, as effectively as Isaac Yiadom, who commenced 10 game titles in 2020, as the Giants struggled to obtain an outside the house corner to use with Bradberry.
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 hard to go up, but the Giants in all probability will do so. It is much more very likely they go for a corner later in the draft.