Draft Six Pack: Cornerbacks

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The Giants racked up multiple injuries at cornerback in 2014, with Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond, and Trumaine McBride, among others, all suffering season ending injuries and sending the team out scouring the waiver wire for street replacements. The crown jewel of their free agent class, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played through a variety of injuries during the season that limited his effectiveness. Thurmond left via free agency to join his former college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, and although the rest of the injured crew will return this season, reinforcements are needed. Fortunately, the 2015 draft offers a plentiful options at the position.

If the Giants are to delve into the cornerback market in the first round, Michigan State prospect Trae Waynes offers size, sub 4.3 speed in the 40 yard dash, and the swagger one desires in a cornerback. He would be the only viable option at pick 9. There are several considerations in the later rounds, some of which explored when we looked at safety/corner hybrids earlier in our Draft Six Pack series. Most of the men on this list are pure cornerbacks, but we did include one free safety, because the Giants greatest remaining need is at that position, and a finding one will go a long way towards rounding out their 2015 roster.

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