1. UGA S Christopher Smith
The Giants have added several strong players in their secondary. Led by Xavier McKinney and Julian Love, this unit appears to be headed in the right direction. Rookie Dane Belton has also shown flashes of just how good he can be.
However, the Giants are yet to reach a new deal with Love. If he leaves, this unit will be suffering a key loss. And even if the two sides can reach a new deal, depth could still be a problem. This could lead to them looking at a player such as Georgia’s Christopher Smith.
Smith, now in his fifth season at Georgia, has played all throughout the secondary. With experience both at cornerback and safety, he could be an option for teams across the NFL. Smith fully broke into the Bulldogs secondary during the 2020 season. In his first year with a large role, he recorded 26 total tackles and one defended pass.
In 2021, Smith managed to look even better. He recorded 34 total tackles, one tackle for loss, four defended passes, three interceptions, and one touchdown. Now in 2022, Smith has seemingly improved in every way.
Over 14 games, he has racked up 58 total tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, five defended passes and three interceptions. With his ability to move around the defense, Smith could be the perfect fit in this Wink Martindale-led defense. In a blitz-heavy scheme such as this, he could be a key playmaker.