3 reasons to believe the NY Giants defense will be improved in 2023

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2. The NFL Draft was great for the G-Men

In terms of young talent, plenty has arrived via the 2023 NFL Draft. Obviously to start things off, we've got to talk about cornerback Deonte Banks. Banks was clearly the top target for the G-Men, as they moved up to No. 24 overall to make sure no one else could have him. Thus far in OTAs, Banks is making plenty of noise.

The young defensive back has been thrown into the fire early on, seeing action running with the starters. People are excited about what he will be able to get done this season working with standout CB Adoree' Jackson. Jackson is the leader for the secondary and he's going to have some big expectations. He's been quite impressed with Banks at OTAs.

"I’m excited. I think about when I was in Tennessee, and I had Logan Ryan being able to help me and mentor me. And the following year, I had Malcolm Butler. I always think of it as an added benefit to us as a whole, not just the defense but the team as a whole. So, I’m excited, watched his tape. Like him. Watched him go through the walk-throughs, different things. Talked to him. He’s got a good head on his shoulder. Seems like a great guy. I was excited to get Banks.

Jackson on Banks via Giants Wire

On top of Banks, other players for the secondary added in the draft were cornerback Tre Hawkins and safety Gervarrius Owens - both players have also made a little bit of noise at OTAs. You can never have too much depth, especially for the secondary. We're excited to see what these youngsters can do, especially Banks.