For a variety of reasons, what was once recently thought to be a strong position group is now a depleted NY Giants cornerback unit.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing going on in the NY Giants personnel groups right now is the avalanche of bad news that has resulted in what was one of the most promising looking units on the team seemingly turning into the team’s biggest liability.
Just a few months ago, the NY Giants cornerback group was going to look something like James Bradberry, DeAndre Baker, Sam Beal, and higly-touted rookie Darnay Holmes competing with Julian Love for the slot position.
Despite DeAndre Baker’s struggles as a rookie, hopes were still high heading into 2020 as many hoped he’d turn it around under a new defensive coordinator but the total opposite occurred as he couldn’t make it past the offseason without managing to get charged with four felonies.
Then recently, Sam Beal shockingly chose to opt-out due to COVID-19 concerns at the 11th hour leaving Big Blue down two of it’s promising corners that they invested heavily in.
Now, and take a deep breath, we may again be seeing a NY Giants defense that features Grant Haley getting snaps — yikes.
Lastly, the NY Giants seemed to have a deal struck with quality veteran boundary corner in Ross Cockrell (where the Giants are weak) before it fell apart at the last minute over a little bit of money.
So, we know James Bradberry is going to be CB1 and likely travel with the other team’s biggest threat, but who are some of the younger, unproven corners that defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and the team are going to apparently try to fill out the rest of the depth chart with competing in training camp?
Let’s take a look.