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Cornerback very likely not a Giants priority


As element of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we examine what the Giants may well do at each individual place. Thursday: Cornerback.

Do the Giants have more than enough cornerbacks? Most likely, if almost everything goes in accordance to approach with the gamers they have on their roster, which practically in no way occurs. Could they just take a cornerback substantial in this NFL draft — as superior as the No. 11-total choose? That is unquestionably a likelihood, even though it is extra most likely they go in a diverse path in the very first spherical.

Two a long time ago, the Giants traded up into the first round to consider DeAndre Baker out of Ga with the No. 30-total choose. That turned out to be a awful pick, contemplating Baker had a undesirable rookie yr and was launched just after he was strike with serious criminal fees in Florida (the prices were being dropped just after the Giants allow him go). Having Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft has also, so significantly, amounted to nothing at all. Beal’s NFL résumé contains only 6 video games played in a few seasons he opted out in 2020.

These misses made it imperative the Giants open up the vault in 2020 to sign James Bradberry and do it once again in 2021 to signal Adoree’ Jackson. Bradberry was incredible in his Giants debut period. Jackson will be an quick starter. They also have Darnay Holmes as a slot corner moving into his 2nd NFL period, as perfectly as Isaac Yiadom, who started off 10 games in 2020, as the Giants struggled to come across an outdoors corner to use with Bradberry.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Patrick Surtain II
Patrick Surtain II could be took fantastic for the Giants to move up at No. 11.
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Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech is a stud, but there are injury problems. Patrick Surtain II from Alabama ought to be on the board for the Giants. If he is, he is hard to pass up, but the Giants likely will do so. It is additional very likely they go for a corner later in the draft.

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