Todd McShay has the Giants passing on Jordan Addison and taking this SEC CB

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The buzz continues to grow that NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is going to prioritize a defensive back in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. First, CBS released a new mock draft, and they have the Giants going with Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks in the first round.

On Tuesday morning, ESPN's Todd McShay, a true NFL Draft guru, came out with his latest two-round mock draft. At No. 25 overall, McShay thinks that the Giants will go with Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes. How would fans feel about this pick for the G-Men?

Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes could end up with the Giants

""Expected a receiver? I nearly went with Addison here. But there are other needs, including cornerback, and receiver can be addressed later. Adoree' Jackson, Darnay Holmes, Amani Oruwariye and Bobby McCain are under contract only through 2023, and the Giants tied the Raiders for fewest interceptions in the NFL last season with six. That's how many Forbes had on his own at Mississippi State in 2022! And he picked off 14 passes over three seasons, including six returned for touchdowns.""

Todd McShay

The interesting thing about McShay's decision here is that he has the Giants passing on USC wideout Jordan Addison. Addison is the WR1 target for a lot of Big Blue supporters, and they're dreaming of him catching balls from Daniel Jones at the next level.

However, McShay likes Forbes here, as the Giants are in desparate need of a stud cornerback to step in and start as well. In the second round of the draft, though, McShay thinks the Giants will be able to land star North Carolina wideout Josh Downs with the No. 57 overall pick.

Downs is a bit undersized, as he checks in at 5-9. However, no one can question his explosive abilities - he'd be able to make a big impact for this offense as well. A starting cornerback and speedy receiver in the first two rounds could be just what this team needs. We'll find out in a few weeks if McShay is spot on with his picks or not.

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