As aspect of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we take a look at what the Giants could do at each place. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have enough cornerbacks? Maybe, if every little thing goes according to program with the gamers they have on their roster, which practically in no way comes about. Could they choose a cornerback higher in this NFL draft — as substantial as the No. 11-over-all decide? That is definitely a likelihood, despite the fact that it is a lot more likely they go in a diverse route in the first spherical.
Two yrs ago, the Giants traded up into the 1st spherical to take DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-over-all decide. That turned out to be a awful decide, taking into consideration Baker experienced a poor rookie yr and was introduced soon after he was hit with serious criminal prices in Florida (the fees ended up dropped right after the Giants permit him go). Having Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, therefore far, amounted to almost nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé consists of only six online games performed in 3 seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses made it essential the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to signal James Bradberry and do it once more in 2021 to indication Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut year. Jackson will be an rapid starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner coming into his next NFL period, as effectively as Isaac Yiadom, who commenced 10 video games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to obtain an outside corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are damage considerations. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama need to be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is tough to pass up, but the Giants probably will do so. It is much more probably they go for a corner later in the draft.