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Two Giants Players Are Vying For a Starting Cornerback Position…..



Joe Schoen, the general manager of the New York Giants, invested a lot of money to improve the offense this summer. Despite selecting Minnesota defender Tyler Nubin with a second-round choice, most draft selections went to offensive players, notably Malik Nabers, who was selected with the sixth overall pick.

The club may have to turn to indigenous talent to cover for Deonte Banks at cornerback as they did not address this position.

Nick McCloud and Cor’Dale Flott are the two main choices. Former LSU third-round selection Flott played 519 snaps last season, giving up 452 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions, and three pass breakups.

Even though he wasn’t always successful, he had excellent performances against Miami and Washington, giving up a total of just 18 yards. He played 432 snaps in the slot and 45 outside last season, mostly being contained to one place by the Giants. After Adoree Jackson proved to be a bad match at Nickel, this change was made.

The Giants at CB2 Have Internal Choices
The Giants will probably give Flott another opportunity to challenge McCloud for the outside position in the future. There will be additional possibilities at CB2 with Kentucky native Andru Phillips likely to start at nickel.

The 25-year-old McCloud, an undrafted free agent, saw 312 snaps last season and had an interception and a pass breakup in addition to surrendering 152 yards and one score. In addition, he had 20 tackles and a 15.4% missed tackle percentage. Throughout the last two seasons, McCloud has played 909 snaps as a professional, primarily with the Giants. He has the potential to contribute significantly to a young secondary.

This is similar to the circumstances surrounding Jason Pinnock, who was surreptitiously selected to start at strong safety during the offseason and went on to win the position.

It isn’t sustainable for the Giants to fill every position with free agency and top draft selections, so they are depending on their young defensive backs to come up. With two years of experience under his belt and potential from McCloud, the Giants will be intently monitoring both players’ development as they battle for the starting job.