NY Giants football: 5 potential draft candidates at cornerback

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New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine
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With a young NY Giants cornerback corps that is thin on depth, we look at five potential picks in the draft the team could make to bolster the position.

Heading into the 2020 season, the NY Giants are currently faced with a cornerback corps that is extremely young and lacks much in the way of depth. Currently, the only cornerbacks that are under contract with the Giants are Deandre Baker, Sam Beal, Corey Ballentine, and Grant Haley.

Only Haley has more than one year of experience, and he has only two years of experience. The Giants may choose to address their need for additional cornerbacks on the roster via free agency, as they are expected to have close to $80 million in cap space in which to sign free agents.

There are a number of outstanding cornerbacks that are available in free agency. Many of the best options are expected to command top dollar on the free-agent market. With an immense amount of holes to fill on the roster, the Giants may opt to use their available cap space to sign more pressing needs, such as pass rushers, offensive linemen or linebackers.

If New York opts to spend its resources to address other areas in the offseason via the free-agent market, they are likely to instead utilize their nine draft picks to bolster their cornerback position. How new head coach Joe Judge and his staff feel about the abilities of Baker, Beal, Ballentine, and Haley will determine whether those draft picks are used early in the draft to select an elite cornerback talent, or later in the draft to provide depth to their current core of defensive backs.

With the uncertainty surrounding what the Giants may elect to do to address their need at the cornerback position, we look at five cornerbacks that the Giants could consider selecting at different points in the draft.