New York Giants: Positions of Need Breakdown

Deandre Baker, New York Giants. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Defensive Backs

Last season, the Giants really struggled when it came to their secondary, but in 2020 they’re in a better position. They really need to step up in 2020 which is probably why they used three picks on defensive backs.

Xavier McKinney was considered the best safety in the draft and the Giants were able to snag him in the second round. Pairing him with Jabrill Peppers could make for quite the safety tandem.

In 2019 Peppers had an interception, forced three fumbles, and totaled 76 tackles. Pairing him with McKinney who in his senior year at Alabama snagged three interceptions, forced four fumbles and totaled 95 tackles will make for quite the duo and will certainly be an improvement from the 2019 squad.

The Giants could already be down their top cornerback DeAndre Baker, as he was arrested recently on four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault. He maintains his innocence on all charges.

Baker is facing serious consequences if he is found guilty and his NFL career was already off to a rough start as he was beaten on the outside by too many receivers in his rookie season. This legal incident could cause the Giants to cut ties with the cornerback.

If the Giants lose Baker, they will be dangerously thin at a crucial position. The G-Men signed veteran James Bradberry this offseason who likely fill one of the spots, but currently, the Giants roster consists of Corey Ballentine, Sam Beal, Darnay Holmes, and Julian Love.