5 recent NY Giants draft picks we wish the team never made

The Giants 100 percent got these wrong.
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4. CB DeAndre Baker

Drafted: 2019, Round 1, Pick 30

My goodness, this draft was truly the epitome of the Gettleman era. Between DeAndre Baker, Ximines, and a player who will be listed shortly, this draft was truly disastrous for the Giants. But hey, at least they drafted Dexter Lawrence!

In all seriousness, the Baker pick truly could not have gone any worse for New York. Not only was he horrible on the field, but a messy off-the-field issue cut Baker's career with the Giants short, as after his rookie season, he was released. While Baker would go on to sign with the Chiefs, he hasn't played in the NFL since 2021.

During his rookie season, Baker racked up 61 combined tackles while allowing 49 receptions on 79 targets for 808 yards and eight touchdowns, racking up nine penalties in the process. Between Baker, and Eli Apple, the Giants have done a horrible job of drafting first-round corners in the last 10 years. Hopefully, Deonte Banks can break the curse.

Recently, Baker has been tearing it up in the UFL, being selected to the All-UFL team for his level of play, and even earned a workout with the Cowboys recently. Perhaps things can turn around for the 26-year-old, but it still won't change the fact that this was a terrible pick for the Giants.