New York Giants 7-round mock draft replacing lost veterans with young talent
Round 3, Pick No. 81: DB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
With the likelihood of James Bradberry getting traded increasing every day, the New York Giants will need to look to replace the former Pro Bowler. I believe the best way to replace Bradberry will be through the draft.
A solid addition to the secondary who could potentially replace James Bradberry is Coby Bryant out of Cincinnati.
Now, with a name like that, Coby Bryant must be destined for greatness, right? Well, lets take a look.
Coming in at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, Bryant finished up a dominant senior season at Cincinnati. Playing alongside potential top-10 pick Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, the two made for one of the better two-way punches in the secondary in all of college football.
Gaining a pass coverage grade of 85.0 this season per, PFF, Coby Bryant only allowed 33 receptions on 75 targets for 460 yards, 3 touchdowns, alongside snagging 3 interceptions and breaking up 11 passes in 14 games.
Coby Bryant is tremendous in coverage, using his tremendous ball tracking and in-air skills to make life difficult for opposing receivers. This was shown as he never allowed more than 100 in a game this season, while also playing in 9 games in which he allowed 2 or fewer receptions.
However, like all mid-round prospects, he has some issues.
For example, Coby Bryant has the tendency to be slow off the break at times, stuttering his steps occasionally. This could lead to him getting burnt by some of the speedier receivers in the NFL. However, he has proven that he has the ability to improve upon his game, so I could very easily see this being fixed shortly into his career.
Bryant is one of the most slept on DB prospects in the entire draft class.
If he can fix a couple of issues in his game, Coby Bryant has the potential to be a fantastic corner in this league.