The Giants have drafted a defensive back in the first round in two of the last three years. Can you believe it was just three years ago that they took Aaron Ross with their first-round pick? Then Terrell Thomas came in the second round a year later. Yup, you guessed it. It’s time to look at:
The Giants have two pretty good ones in Corey Webster and Thomas. And they might have a third pretty good one in Ross, but after last year was basically a wash for him it’s unclear what he’ll be able to contribute physically. The team had no interest in keeping Kevin Dockery around and they leaned on undrafted rookie Bruce Johnson quite a bit last season. While it seems unlikely they’ll draft a cornerback in the first round this year – or at least unlikely they’ll do it while remaining at 15; dropping down might be another story – there’s a pretty good chance the Giants will want to bring in a qualified body or two. They took late-late-late-round fliers on a couple of DBs last year when they drafted DeAndre Wright and Stony Johnson, so look for them to restock the shelves a little earlier in the draft this year. It might not be early enough to grab Joe Haden of Florida, but they can find some quality in the day-old section.
Some names to look at:
Devin McCourty (Rutgers), Amari Spievey (Iowa), Javier Arenas (Alabama), Brandon Ghee (Wake Forest).
Tomorrow in our position-by-position breakdowns: DEFENSIVE LINE.