New York Giants: 5 Potential Targets On Day 2 Of 2015 NFL Draft

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Eric Rowe, Safety/Cornerback, Utah

Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Utah defensive back Eric Rowe to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

If Rowe is sitting there at 40 when the Giants are on the clock in the second round, they will be hard pressed to pass up on him and select another player. He fits into what the Giants are looking for when selecting prospects, as he had a productive career in Utah, is coachable and just loves the game of football.

He has a great combination of height, weight and speed, and can play some cornerback if need be. He had above-average athleticism for his size as a cornerback. As a cornerback, does things more efficiently, and is average if asked to be the last line of defense as a safety. The Giants would more than likely ease him into the defensive backfield, but he would have a role right from the outset as there isn’t much ahead of him on the depth chart.

Where he would help the Giants a lot is in run support, where he can quickly read and react to the play. He is physical and aggressive as his size helps him in this area of the game. The only thing he lacks is playmaking, as he had only one fumble recovery and three interceptions in his career with the Utes. You would like to have a little more playmaking after what Rolle gave the Giants back there, but at this stage of the offseason they cannot get picky as they need to add talent to a depleted safety group.

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