Rising Rutgers CB will visit with the NY Giants at the team's local Pro Day

The New Jersey native sure would look good in Blue
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There's something special about hometown kids getting to suit up for the NY Giants. It's even better when that same New Jersey product also suited up for Rutgers. Could that end up being the case next season for Scarlet Knights cornerback Max Melton?

A former standout for Cedar Creek High in Egg Harbor City, Melton just wrapped up a stellar career with Rutgers. He's not going to be a first-round pick, but the speedy defensive back is expected to hear his name called either in the second or third round.

Per Art Stapleton, Melton will be making his way to East Rutherford for a local Pro Day the G-Men are hosting. With Brian Daboll in serious need of another cornerback to help out Deonte Banks, Melton donning an NY jersey would be great to see.

Rutgers CB Max Melton will meet with the Giants at their local Pro Day

This past season for Rutgets, the 6-0, 190-pounder finished with 32 total tackles, six pass deflections, three interceptions and one sack. As Stapleton noted, Melton has really helped his case this offseason, turning heads at the NFL Combine and his Rutgers Pro Day.

Melton posted a 4.39 time in his 40-yard dash, adding a 40 1/2 inch vertical leap to his resume. The team over at Pro Football Focus has taken notice of Melton's game too, naming him the best athlete for the 2024 CB draft class.

We mentioned it above, but the Giants indeed need some help out on the outside for the secondary. Daboll and Joe Schoen were looking at both Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White to potentially grab the CB2 spot, but the two ended up signing with the Rams.

The Giants did bring back Darnay Holmes, but that was a depth signing. The Giants could either look at free agency to bring in a veteran to start alongside Banks, or they could try and find a stud CB via the NFL draft on Day 2 or Day 3 to fight for the spot. It if turns out to be Melton, we'd be all for it.