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Breaking Down Before The Draft: New York Giants Secondary

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We conclude our look at the New York Giants before the draft, with a look at their secondary. The secondary has had a few issues to say the least over the past few seasons. A great pass rush has helped cover some of that up, however, at times last year when the pass rush was ineffective, the secondary couldn’t help out.

Let’s take a look at the corners. Prince Amukamara will start at one corner. Corey Webster will at the other. Webster took a pay cut to remain a Giant, and the hope is he rebounds from a season that wasn’t his best. Aaron Ross is back with the team and will battle with Jayron Hosley for the third corner. Terrell Thomas will look to rebound from a third torn ACL, though it’s possible he could be seeing some time at safety.

Speaking of safeties, let’s take a look at them. Antrel Rolle, who is one of the leaders on the team, is back and will start at safety and spend some time covering the slot. Stevie Brown signed his restricted free agent tender and will get his first chance to start in his career. Gone is Kenny Phillips and in comes free agent import, Ryan Mundy. Tyler Sash and Will Hill will compete for the last spot, as well as some looks on special teams.

They could look to draft additional safety depth. Kenny Vaccaro and Matt Elam could be targets. Desmond Trufant and even Tyronn Mathieu could be a target on day two. It wouldn’t shock me if the team added to their secondary at some point in the draft.