4 biggest Giants positives despite 1-4 start to the season

Despite the brutal start to the campaign, some NY players have impressed
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1. CB Deonte Banks

Like Okereke, the first round-pick came with some growing pains. But, the young cornerback has looked better and better each week he's taken the field. Looking at just this past week, Deonte Banks showed he has the capability to be a real shutdown corner in the league. He allowed just three catches for 15 yards against an elite Miami Dolphins offense.

He showed great coverage against Jaylen Waddle in the end zone to prevent a touchdown and came out of Week 5 as the third highest-rated rookie corner, according to PFF. Looking at his first five games as a whole, the rookie is allowing only 5.1 yards per target. To put that in perspective, that's better than Sauce Gardner, AJ Terrell and Stephon Gilmore, among others.

Banks also has only allowed 42 yards after the catch, which is again better than his New York counterpart Gardner as well as fellow rookie Devon Witherspoon. It hasn't always been easy for Banks, but he is coming into his own and should give all Giants fans hope for the future of this defense.