Brian Daboll continues to show trust in young CB to play along with Deonte Banks

Will Cor'Dale Flott end up winning the CB2 job?
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One of the biggest questions surrounding the NY Giants this offseason has been who could be manning up opposite Deonte Banks as the team's CB2. While there are plenty of young options on the depth chart, none have proven themself capable of being a full-time starter.

However, one player who seems to be getting the first crack is Cor'Dale Flott. While he hasn't done enough to prove he can start just yet for the Giants, Flott has had some flashes of excellence during his two years in the NFL. Head coach Brian Daboll must see the same potential fans do, as Coach Dabes said he has a lot of confidence in the 22-year-old DB.

Brian Daboll has confidence Cor'Dale Flott can fill in as a starting CB on the outside

Given the other options behind Flott on the depth chart, this confidence makes sense. Aaron Robinson is never healthy and could get cut, Dru Phillips is a rookie third-round pick who's more fit to play the slot, and Tre Hawkins struggled mightily as a rookie in 2023.

Last season while playing almost exclusively in the slot, Flott allowed 40 receptions on 62 targets for three touchdowns, breaking up three passes and snagging an interception in the process. These numbers obviously aren't mind-blowing, but Flott had some moments where he looked great, and that's without mentioning his rookie season, where he almost looked better.

It's tough to judge Flott's rookie season, as he played just 11 games. However, Flott had plenty of moments where it looked like he could be a genuine part of the Giants' defense. Most notably, in Week 18 against the Eagles, while lined up primarily against A.J. Brown, Flott allowed just three receptions on seven targets for 29 yards.

Flott has had an up-and-down career thus far, but it's time for him to take the leap. If Daboll has the confidence in him to do so, we can only hope he's right. If not, the Giants could very well be in the trade market for a veteran corner early on in the season.