PFF has a potential starting DB as a ‘perfect fit’ for the Giants in the draft

This would be a solid Day 2 selection for Joe Schoen and the Giants
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After missing out on some top defensive back targets in free agency, it's time for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen to fill the gaps on defense via the NFL Draft. Both cornerback and safety will be positions to watch for the G-Men, especially during the first three rounds.

While plenty of people are focused on who the Giants might go after with the No. 6 overall pick, Schoen has a second-round and third-round pick he's ready to use, at No. 47 and No. 70, respectively. How about USC's Calen Bullock on Friday, April 26? That's what Pro Football Focus thinks could be ideal for the NY defense in 2024.

USC safety Calen Bullock could be a great fit for the NY Giants defense

USC has a long history of star safeties and Bullock was able to add his name to the list after three strong seasons with the Trojans. Last season, he posted a career-high five interceptions. In 2024, he followed that up with 63 total tackles and two INTs.

If he falls to the third round and the Giants grab him at No. 70 overall, that'd be sensational for Schoen and the Big Blue front office. Might the G-Men be willing to grab him in the second round instead? Probably not, as he figures to be a third-round selection.

It really depends on how things go the first two rounds. Right now, the Giants could use the No. 6 pick on a stud wideout like Rome Odunze or Malik Nabers. Then at No. 47 overall, Schoen could look at Michael Penix Jr. if his injury concerns are enough for him to fall to the second round.

Round 3 would be a solid spot to add to the DBs room, with Bullock surely being a great fit. With Xavier McKinney off to Green Bay on a $68 million deal, a safety replacement is needed in the middle of the secondary. If that replacement turns out to be Bullock, plenty of NY supporters would be all for it.