After struggling hard for pass coverage throughout the 2019 NFL season, the New York Giants have made a concerted effort to tackle their corner corner as the 2020 season approaches. The New Coach -Chief Joe Judge brought in the familiar face of Logan Ryan to help stabilize the entire high school.
The team also spent a lot last year in free agency cornerback, calling on former Carolina Panthers stallion James Bradberry to infuse the team with talent.
Both players were a huge help to the defense, as Bradberry made his first Pro Bowl in 2020 and defended a career-high 18 assists last year. Ryan was also impressive, showing versatility while playing both safety and cornerback positions last season.
While the Giants’ need for cornerback talent isn’t as bad as it was last offseason, they could still be looking to bring in another player to grow under and alongside the established talent they already have in the game. ‘team. So what are the players they might be looking to draft for this position?
Patrick Surtain II
Arguably the top corner prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft certainly has the bloodline to be a special player to the next level. Patrick Surtain II of the University of Alabama grew up in the NFL as his father, Patrick Surtain, carved out an 11-year professional career with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.
There has been praise for Surtain in this draft, and the Giants (or any team, for that matter) that puts him in the fold might have a corner for the next decade.
In his simulation project, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks said he believed Surtain makes soccer games better than anyone he has seen in two decades. Brooks himself has been a defensive back for 4 seasons in the NFL.
Ironically, our next cornerback is also the son of a former NFL veteran. South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn is the son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn, most remembered as a member of the New Orleans Saints. Surtain has garnered a lot of attention this season playing for one of the best teams in the country, but don’t sleep on Horn.
Horn had his professional day a few days ago and had a remarkable afternoon. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, and brings an impressive height to the table at 6’1 ”. His ball skills could be questionable, however, as he only managed 2 interceptions during his college career, and they both came in one game.
Another option for the Giants at the cornerback could be Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley, but he’s asking a lot of questions about him in the 2021 NFL Draft. Farley did not play in the 2020 college football campaign, withdrawing due to concerns about COVID-19. He also has recently underwent surgery on his back, which will likely leave teams wondering about his state of health before joining the professional ranks.
When he was in the field as an underclass with the Hokies, Farley had several impressive seasons. As a rookie, he had 2 assists and 7 defensive assists.
In his sophomore year, he intercepted 4 passes and defended 12 assists. His trajectory was such that 2020 could have been a special season. Giants reviewers will need to examine every detail of Farley’s resume before making a decision on where he ranks on their draft board.