Breaking Down Before the Draft: New York Giants Secondary
The New York Giants secondary at times was their biggest weakness and at times their biggest strength throughout the season. All of the starters are high picks and talented players. Aaron Ross was one of those guys and is now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Terrell Thomas will most likely regain his spot that Ross took when Thomas tore his ACL. Thomas signed an incentive laden contract that can lead to the Giants cutting him after the season if he doesn’t regain his pre-injury form. Opposite him will be Corey Webster who has been a solid corner for years and continues to be.
At safety former University of Miami players Kenny Phillips and Antrel Rolle. Phillips was able to stay healthy and post his best season ever. Rolle stepped up and played nickel corner and made a ton of tackles. Deon Grant is a free agent but he was signed late in camp last season, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility he could be brought back again if no other safety is added.
Grant’s return could also depend on the development of last year’s number one pick Prince Amukamara. Amukamara missed a lot of time last year due to injury but played more and more as the Giants went on their playoff run. His development could be key going forward.
Guys like Antwaun Molden, Michael Coe, Brandon Bing will be depth corners and Tyler Sash, and the newly signed Chris Horton and Steve Brown will provide depth at safety. Look for the Giants to draft someone whether at corner or safety. It could be Harrison Smith from Notre Dame in round one. It could be Brandon Taylor from LSU in round two. It could be Brandon Boykin in round two out of Georgia.