Aaron Ross, Corey Webster, Trumaine McBride and Terrell Thomas are all free agents for the New York Giants. Webster was released, and it’s possible none of the four will return to Big Blue next season. What the Giants have left is Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley. Lucky for the Giants there are a ton of options for them on the free agent market.
Amukamara can safely be slotted in for one of the starting corner positions. Hosley, on the other hand, has yet to establish himself. Injuries were certainly a factor, but he had a hard time beating out journeyman McBride for playing time last season.
While there is a good chance the top rated corners will still be on the board when the Giants select in May’s NFL Draft, the Giants are not an organization that likes to start rookies. That means the Giants are likely going to find their starter on the open market.
There are a number of different directions they can go. There are top of the market corners like Alterraun Verner, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Vontae Davis, Aqib Talib and Captain Munnerlyn, but these players might be out of the Giants’ price range.
Then there is another tier that features players like Walter Thurmond, Jabrari Greer, Sam Shields, Charles Tillman and Tarell Brown. There are also some older big-named corners like Dunta Robinson and Asante Samuel. And then there are some younger, less established players with strong talent and pedigrees in Tracy Porter, Chris Cook and Antoine Cason.
That’s 15 names right there, and there are still other corners who weren’t mentioned. The point is, the market is shaping up perfectly for the Giants. They are a team that always seems to have a price in mind for the position. With the sheer number of options available to them, they will have the luxury of holding out until they find a player in their price range.