As portion of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we analyze what the Giants may possibly do at every single posture. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have sufficient cornerbacks? Most likely, if every thing goes according to program with the players they have on their roster, which pretty much never ever takes place. Could they just take a cornerback superior in this NFL draft — as high as the No. 11-total choose? That is absolutely a risk, despite the fact that it is a lot more probably they go in a diverse path in the very first round.
Two a long time in the past, the Giants traded up into the very first round to take DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-general pick. That turned out to be a horrible decide on, thinking of Baker experienced a poor rookie yr and was unveiled right after he was hit with major felony fees in Florida (the charges had been dropped following the Giants permit him go). Using Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, consequently far, amounted to very little. Beal’s NFL résumé includes only 6 online games played in a few seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses produced it crucial the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to sign James Bradberry and do it yet again in 2021 to indicator Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was huge in his Giants debut season. Jackson will be an speedy starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner entering his second NFL time, as very well as Isaac Yiadom, who started out 10 games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to locate an outdoors corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are harm problems. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama really should be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is hard to pass up, but the Giants in all probability will do so. It is a lot more very likely they go for a corner later on in the draft.