This will be part 12 in a series of 13 as I breakdown my top 5 cornerbacks in the upcoming NFL draft. GM Joe Schoen did not re-sign Adoree’ Jackson and look to free agency to bring in depth pieces at the cornerback position, so currently it’s unknown if he looks at the draft to add more talent. The Giants 2023 1st round pick Deonte Banks has solidified the CB1 spot and 6th round pick Trey Hawkins showed some flashes but is still very raw to be given the CB2 role.

  1. Quinton Mitchell (Toledo) 6’0/195-Made Bruce Feldman’s freak list (#46) as an elite ball hawk with excellent field vision. Mitchell is a solid tackler and can play man to man and coverage very well. Mitchell closing speed enables him to be a risk taker and thus far that hasn’t hurt his game. Projected Mid RD1
  2. Cooper DeJean (Iowa) 6’1/205-DeJean made Bruce Feldman’s freak list (#14) with his combination of size, length, good Twitch, and high-end athleticism. Dejean has excellent closing speed along with a ball hawk mindset. Dejean can line up in the slot and on the outside without missing a beat. Projected Mid to late RD1
  3. Nate Wiggins (Clemson) 6’1/173-Long and Lanky frame with explosive results (4.28 speed) with great anticipation. Wiggins can play any coverage scheme and is a ball hawk. Wiggins is a risk taker, and he often comes out ahead. Reminds a lot of NFL teams of Sauce Gardner is body frame and style of play. Projected Late RD1
  4. Terrion Arnold (Alabama) Arnold has a solid frame and length to go along with good speed. Arnold has excellent footwork and can mirror opposing wide receivers well. Arnold is a sound tackler who can pack a punch with the versatility to play safety. Projected Late RD1
  5. Kool Aid McKinstry (Alabama) 6’0/199-McKinstry plays the cornerback position will efficiency and precision, while always being in the right place at the right time. McKinstry plays both man to man and zone coverage well and is also a threat as a punt returner. Projected Late RD1/Early RD2

At the time of this article, the Giants haven’t added any cornerback in free agency that would make us believe that they currently have their CB2 already in house. Cordell Flott primarily played in the slot and is expected to man that role again in 2024. If so, expect GM Joe Schoen to add more talent to compete at the CB2 spot by the time camp begins. Whether that’s through the waiver wire or through the draft, it should be an interesting follow. Keep an eye out for my next article as I feature the top 5 Safeties in the 2024 NFL Draft.