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The Emergence of Giants Cornerback Prince Amukamara

Posted by Michael Stewart | Contributor

In the 2011 NFL draft, Giants GM, Jerry Reese selected CB Prince Amukamara out of Nebraska with the 19th overall pick in the 1st round. Amukamara was projected to go in the top 10, but somehow slipped down and into the Giant’s lap.

Amukamara struggled early in his rookie season due mostly from a broken bone in his foot.  However; in the second half of his rookie season, Amukamara contributed to the Giants defense en route to their last Super Bowl championship.

Fast forward to 2014, Prince Amukamara has emerged as arguably the Giants best CB and a legitimate candidate to be an All-Pro selection. Playing alongside newly acquired fellow Cornerback DRC and having two solid Safeties in Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown has given Amukamara more freedom to play his game and be the dominant CB the Giants had hope. Thus far this season, Amukamara leads the team in tackles (25) and in pass defended (7).

Coach Tom Coughlin believes that Amukamara has turned the corner and will only get better “He’s more confident and more aggressive in his coverage’s. He is differently on the verge of All-Pro consideration”. The Giant fans and management hope so as well and by all appearance, Amukamara is finally the CB the Giants had envisioned when they drafted him.