Iowa CB to the Giants must be discussed after impressive Pro Day

Could the G-Men target CB in the first round of the NFL Draft?
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Offense has been a major focus for the NY Giants when it comes to the first round of the NFL Draft. However, that's assuming the G-Men either stay put at No. 6 overall, or they trade up to bring in a new signal-caller to replace Daniel Jones.

With that said, could general manager Joe Schoen look to focus on defense if he ends up trading down? Say the Giants pull off a trade with a team and end up landing the No. 15-20 pick, plus additional assets in exchange for No. 6? This is something Schoen could do and if that happens, it's time to seriously consider Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean as a potential Big Blue target.

Cooper DeJean posted a strong Iowa Pro Day and people are taking notice

So, about 6-0.5, 202 pounds, a 4.43 40-yard dash and a 38.5 inch vertical leap? Not a bad day at the office for DeJean, who is one of the top cornerback prospects for his class. Another potential playmaker for the Giants at CB would be Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell, who could fit in nicely at the No. 15-20 spot.

With DeJean in particular, though, he's been helping his draft stock quite a bit since the fall. This past season for the Hawkeyes, the standout defensive back posted 41 total tackles, two interceptions and five pass deflections. The year before, he had 75 total tackles and five INTs to his name.

The Giants are pretty thin for the secondary, especially after safety Xavier McKinney ended up signing with the Green Bay Packers on a four-year, $68 million deal. This team needs some safety help, plus also more bodies at cornerback.

Deonte Banks is the CB1, as the former No. 24 overall pick was downright brilliant during his rookie season. Now, though, Schoen needs to keep adding talented pieces to a young CBs room. If the Giants stay at No. 6, then obviously a move for DeJean is off the table. However, if Schoen does indeed trade down, we wouldn't mind seeing this kid make his way to East Rutherford.