Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama: Aside from their pass rush, the Giants’ defense sorely needed a CB2 this season. When put into the starting lineup, Corey Ballentine, Ryan Lewis and Isaac Yiadom proved that the hole is glaring. Patrick Surtain II is as lockdown as a corner can be in college football – winning almost every award available to him while becoming the best corner in this draft. He may not make it to 11, but if he’s there, it’ll be tough for the Giants to not put another high-level corner across from their own shutdown corner in James Bradberry.
Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama: Moses is one of the most interesting prospects in this year’s draft. Seemingly destined to be a first round pick since he stepped football on campus, it’s a sure thing right now. Moses is the leader of the Crimson Tide’s defense, and does almost everything well – but where he struggles is pass coverage. Today’s NFL requires linebackers to cover more than ever, with offenses using tight ends and running backs as key members of the passing games. If Moses can improve in that area, any team that drafts him is getting a steal. He could be available with the Giants’ second round pick, and combining him with Blake Martinez could pay dividends for them.