As aspect of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we look at what the Giants could do at each individual place. Thursday: Cornerback.
Do the Giants have sufficient cornerbacks? Probably, if almost everything goes according to prepare with the gamers they have on their roster, which just about never transpires. Could they choose a cornerback large in this NFL draft — as large as the No. 11-overall select? That is unquestionably a probability, though it is additional probably they go in a diverse route in the to start with spherical.
Two a long time in the past, the Giants traded up into the very first spherical to acquire DeAndre Baker out of Georgia with the No. 30-overall choose. That turned out to be a terrible pick, considering Baker experienced a poor rookie yr and was unveiled just after he was hit with really serious criminal rates in Florida (the expenses ended up dropped immediately after the Giants enable him go). Taking Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, as a result considerably, amounted to practically nothing. Beal’s NFL résumé incorporates only 6 online games performed in 3 seasons he opted out in 2020.
These misses manufactured it crucial the Giants open the vault in 2020 to indication James Bradberry and do it again in 2021 to indicator Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was remarkable in his Giants debut year. Jackson will be an fast starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his 2nd NFL season, as perfectly as Isaac Yiadom, who commenced 10 video games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to uncover an outside corner to use with Bradberry.
Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injury issues. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama should be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is tricky to go up, but the Giants likely will do so. It is far more possible they go for a corner later on in the draft.