The NY Giants have made a trade to acquire cornerback Keion Crossen from the Houston Texans, adding him to an already talented cornerback room.
The defensive secondary is quite possibly the most stacked unit on the roster for the NY Giants, and it was bolstered Monday afternoon as the team traded for cornerback Keion Crossen.
In exchange for Crossen, New York sent a 2023 sixth-round draft pick to the Houston Texans.
Crossen, a seventh round pick by the New England Patriots in 2018, is entering his fourth year as a pro. After playing his rookie season with the Patriots, he was traded to Houston, where he has spent the last two years of his career.
How Keion Crossen fits on the NY Giants roster, and much more:
One of the most impressive things about Crossen is his speed.
At his Pro Day in 2018, Crossen put up a 40-yard dash time of 4.33, per NFLCombineResults.com. Although he did not participate in the NFL combine itself, that 4.33 dash would have ranked him amongst the top of his class at the cornerback position.
Of those cornerbacks who participated in the combine, only three players beat Crossen’s time. LSU’s Donte Jackson, Ohio State’s Denzel Ward and Tulane’s Parry Nickerson all ran a 4.32, only a single hundredth of a second faster than Crossen.
Other scores from Crossen’s Pro Day include a 39.5 inch vertical leap and a 131 inch broad jump.
That speed may come in handy, as head coach Joe Judge and Co. could look to use him on both special teams and on defense.