Going into OTA’s, here are the cornerbacks currently on the Giants’ roster:
Corey Webster: Much was needed of Webster last year after Terrell Thomas went down in the preseason for the second year in a row, but he did little to answer the bell. Webster had probably his worst year as a pro, which contributed mightily to the Giants struggles against the pass. He was never a true shutdown corner, but a bounce-back season from CWeb would be huge.
Prince Amukamara: Between the cold tub incident and his play on the field, it was easy to forget that Prince wasn’t a rookie last year. A year ago, we made excuses for him that he hadn’t had much of a rookie season due to the foot injury that kept him out for the first 7 games, but he’ll have no such cushion this year if things don’t go well.
Terrell Thomas: Where to begin with Thomas? In 2010, the Giants had one of the most promising young cornerback tandems in the NFL between he and Corey Webster. Now, Thomas is coming off of his second torn ACL in as many years and Webster comes into the year as one of the biggest question marks on the roster. If Thomas can contribute anything, whether at corner or at safety, I’ll consider it a positive.
Jayron Hosley: If there’s a reason to be optimistic about the Giants secondary in 2013, it starts with Hosley. The ballhawk had a pretty decent season as the nickel corner after being drafted out of Virginia Tech, and he only figures to improve in his second year in the league. A lot was asked of him last year because of all the injuries suffered by the Giants at the position, but he flashed some impressive talent along the way.
Terrence Frederick: Apparently, Frederick was on the team for the last 2 games of the 2012 season and recorded 2 solo tackles. He also looks like he’s 15. Good job, Terrence!
Aaron Ross: It’s not really fair to call him a new arrival, since Ross was drafted by the Giants and has two Super Bowl rings emblazoned with the blue “NY” logo. He returns to the team following a 1 year siesta in Jacksonville, where he didn’t accomplish much besides pissing off the entire Jaguars fanbase. At least he’s glad to be back.
Charles James: James is a rookie. I can’t really find any information on him other than that, but he does seem to share a name with a famous fashion designer, which is cool I guess.
Trumaine McBride: Besides having a really cool name, McBride is a 6-year vet who was out of football last year after being cut by the Jaguars before the start of the season. He had some serviceable years in Chicago, and played 14 games for the Cardinals in 2010, but that year was sandwiched between 3 years of irrelevance in ’09, ’11 and ’12.