As aspect of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we take a look at what the Giants might do at every position. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have ample cornerbacks? Maybe, if every little thing goes in accordance to plan with the gamers they have on their roster, which practically never ever occurs. Could they acquire a cornerback large in this NFL draft — as large as the No. 11-in general choose? That is unquestionably a probability, whilst it is much more most likely they go in a different course in the initially spherical.
Two many years in the past, the Giants traded up into the to start with spherical to acquire DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-in general pick. That turned out to be a terrible decide, thinking of Baker experienced a undesirable rookie calendar year and was produced immediately after he was strike with serious legal costs in Florida (the rates were being dropped following the Giants let him go). Using Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, as a result far, amounted to nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé incorporates only six games performed in 3 seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses created it essential the Giants open the vault in 2020 to indicator James Bradberry and do it again in 2021 to sign Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was tremendous in his Giants debut time. Jackson will be an speedy starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner coming into his second NFL time, as well as Isaac Yiadom, who began 10 game titles in 2020, as the Giants struggled to locate an outside corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are harm issues. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama must be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is challenging to move up, but the Giants likely will do so. It is a lot more possible they go for a corner later on in the draft.