3 Giants Draft Picks Who Are Officially Busts Following 2023 Season

The New York Giants had a disappointing 2023 season, and it didn't help that there were a few players who haven't made an impact over the last few years.
September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73)
September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73) / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Aaron Robinson – 2021 Round 3, Pick 71

Robinson had a lot of buzz coming out of Central Florida in 2021 as he finished second-team All-AAC in his last two seasons with the Knights. However, the 6-foot-1 cornerback hasn’t been able to capitalize off that buzz as injuries have derailed his career.

The former third-round pick didn’t play at all this season as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL and MCL that he suffered in the 2022 season. The Giants placed Robinson on the physically unable to perform list in July 2023, and he stayed there for the entire 2023 campaign.

The last time Giants fans saw Robinson on the field for more than two games was his rookie season in 2021, where he played nine games. 

The speedy cornerback only started in two out of those nine games but recorded 26 combined tackles and three pass deflections. Robinson also had a 63.3 completion percentage allowed on targets, a 94.3 pass rating allowed when targeted, and only gave up one receiving touchdown.

It was a solid starting point for the rookie defensive back at the time, who New York envisioned being a key contributor in their secondary going forward.

Nonetheless, anytime we speak of busts in sports, it’s about their play on the field, court, ice, etc. Unfortunately for Robinson, his career has been hampered by injuries, which the Giants didn’t expect when they drafted the cornerback, who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash.

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