4. CB Grant Haley
After shocking many and making the NY Giants right out of the gates as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, Grant Haley has become one of the most popular scapegoats to try to help explain why the Big Blue defense has been so porous over the past two years.
In his defense, a lot was thrown at him as an undrafted rookie as the slot cornerback started 25 games over his first two seasons; the results were not pretty.
After putting together somewhat of a decent season in 2018, holding QB’s to a 63% completion percentage while targeting him (a solid number in the slot), Haley regressed badly and was torched to the tune of an 82.1% completion percentage.
You could almost make the argument that you could put no one on the field and the quarterbacks would almost have the same results. To his credit, Haley is a sure tackler and a plus in the run game, but that won’t be enough to save him from being released as the NY Giants’ cupboard is full at cornerback, particularly in the slot department.
Haley also has no guaranteed money due to him in 2020, making it easy for Big Blue to part ways with the struggling nickel back.