As a part of The Post’s 2022 NFL Draft preview, we study what the Giants would possibly do at every position. Today linebackers Next up: cornerbacks.
So a lot of the analysis of this position rests with the well being of Blake Martinez. He carried out as marketed in 2020 in his Giants debut, with a team-high 151 tackles manning the center.
He tore his ACL in Week 3 final season and will be able to roll someday this summer time. If he exhibits no bodily limitations, he figures to anchor new coordinator Wink Martindale’s protection. Otherwise, there’ll be questions galore.
Tae Crowder began all 17 video games in 2021 and collected 130 tackles — he’s greater than his “Mr. Irrelevant’’ draft standing, however in all probability a notch beneath fascinating NFL starter materials. Quincy Roche (2.5 sacks) flashed a bit late final season. There is just not a lot in the best way of depth.
Devin Lloyd (Utah) is definitely worthy of a first-round decide and Nakobe Dean (Georgia), though smallish, is as properly.
But at No. 5 or No. 7? That would be a stretch. More seemingly, the Giants will look to strengthen this position on the second day of the draft. Leo Chenal was a pressure in 2021 for Wisconsin’s top-ranked protection — 115 complete tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two compelled fumbles — after which examined off the charts on the mix.
To get him, the Giants might need to make the decision within the second spherical (No. 36 total) as a result of he appears to be rising on draft boards. Christian Harris (Alabama) had an enormous efficiency within the nationwide championship sport loss to Georgia — three sacks, 4 tackles for loss — and will be an choice.