3 DBs the Giants should focus on for Day 2 of the NFL Draft

Will the Giants prioritize defensive backs on Day 2 of the draft?
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The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and wow, what a night it was. We waited to see if there would be a huge bidding war for the quarterbacks in the Top 5, but ultimately everyone stayed put and selected at their pick. At No. 6, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen had the chance to take J.J. McCarthy, but he brought in Malik Nabers instead.

Now, the Giants still have plenty of positions to attack the rest of the draft. With the second and third rounds taking place on Friday night, the hope is the G-Men can help improve the secondary. Having said that, here's a look at three defensive backs we'd like to see Schoen target.

Cooper DeJean could be a great get for the NY Giants

Cooper DeJean is a defensive back out of Iowa and if you haven't watched his tape, he is special. DeJean is a versatile piece that many people had going in the first round. Rumors had him going in the middle of the round, so for him to still be available at the beginning of the second round, the Giants could find themselves trying to move up for the dynamic playmaking defensive back.

DeJean looks like he will project better as a safety next level, which would fit the Giants need perfectly with the loss of Xavier McKinney. Schoen is going to have to trade up for DeJean if he wants him - look for him to come off the board quickly.

Will Kool-Aid McKinstry be available for the Giants?

Kool-Aid McKinstry is one of the top corners left in the draft and one of the best defensive players still on the board. McKinstry had an up and down draft process. At times it seemed like he was a lock for the first round, while other times he seemed like a fringe first to early second-round player. After not being selected in the first round, McKinstry will no question come in with a chip on his shoulder. He's going to come out and prove to everyone why he should've been drafted higher.

The shutdown cornerback only gave up 205 yards and one touchdown last season in coverage. Pairing him with last year's draft pick of Deonte Banks would be a great addition to that secondary. Defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson and new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen would definitely welcome the move. If the Giants want McKinstry they will have to trade up for him as well. He will be going early on in the second round.

Max Melton would be a local draft pick for the G-Men and Joe Schoen

Max Melton is a player more people will become familiar with in 2024. Melton worked his way up from being a mid-round pick, to potentially hearing his name called in the second round. The Rutgers product is known for his physicality, scrappy play, and sticky coverage. The local New Jersey product turned heads at both the Combine and Senior Bowl practices.

The Giants need to address the CB2 position. There are veteran corner options that may come with a high price tag, so the Giants may elect to draft a young CB on Day 2 instead. Pick No. 47 might be a bit high for Melton, but with DeJean and McKinstry coming off the board early, Melton might not have to wait too long to hear his name. The Giants struck out in free agency, but if they can get him at pick No. 70, Schoen will add some much-needed talent to an otherwise thin secondary.