NY Giants miss out again on a stud defensive back in free agency

The Colts safety would have been a great addition

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It's starting to become more clear that NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is going to look for young defensive backs in the NFL Draft instead of paying for a quality playmaker in free agency. We saw that already with NY swinging and missing for Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White.

Those two cornerbacks could have pushed for a starting job. At safety, Big Blue supporters have been hoping that maybe, just maybe, Schoen would try and come to terms with either Julian Blackmon or Justin Simmons. We know for sure Blackmon won't be making his way to East Rutherford, as he is headed back to Indianapolis on a one-year deal.

The Colts have re-signed NY Giants target Julian Blackmon

No one deliver this news to Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke, as he was hoping Blackmon would end up signing with the G-Men. Alas, it's not meant to be, as the star safety, coming off the best season of his young career, won't be making the move to the NFC East.

Now who will Schoen target? The door is open for Simmons to get a look, but he might end up being out of NY's price range. Luckily for the Giants, there are plenty of fantastic safeties who will be available later this month in the draft.

The expectation is that the Giants will either draft a wideout at No. 6 overall or move up to bring in a new quarterback. However, once Day 2 rolls around, Schoen could look to address both cornerback and safety. Dane Belton and Jason Pinnock would be the starters at safety if the season started today, but some help is most definitely needed.

That's why a Blackmon deal would have been incredible for new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen. In the end, it wasn't meant to be and Schoen is going to have to look elsewhere to fill the Xavier McKinney void. It was a long shot a Blackmon deal would get done, but for those of you a touch disappointed, we have a feeling you'll get some good news during the draft for the safety spot.