3 cornerbacks the Giants could still target in free agency

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The New York Giants have made several moves this off-season to improve weaknesses on the roster, notably on the offensive line and pass rush. They added two starting-level linemen and acquired Brian Burns from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a draft, but the team still needs to support its secondary after losing Xavier McKinney to the Green Bay Packers.

Having already missed out on most of the top and corners on the market, the Giants have a few mid-level alternatives they can consider, assuming they no longer have interest in bringing back Adoree Jackson, who’s only 28 years old and has spent the last few seasons in East Rutherford.

Three Corners the Giants Can Still Target in Free Agency

1.) Tre’Davious White

The Giants brought in Tre’Davious White for a visit last week, who was looking for a new home after spending 2023 dealing with injury. He only played 182 snaps, giving up 60 yards and two touchdowns over that sample.

White hasn’t played over 600 snaps since 2021, but he’s a former All-Pro corner, and the Giants might be able to get the 29-year-old on a bargain deal. A two-year contract that allows general manager Joe Schoen to get out after the 2024 season may be a worthwhile investment, especially since White is still capable of being a solid corner alongside Deonte Banks, who’s going into his second season.

2.) Rock Ya-Sin

If the Giants want to go a little bit younger, Rock Ya-Sin could be an alternative to fill the CB2 roll or at least provide competition. The former second-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens, playing 281 snaps, giving up 176 yards, two touchdowns, and collecting four pass breakups.

At this point, Ya-Sin is likely a depth piece, and the Giants should consider rolling with some of their own talent instead of signing him with the intention of giving him a starting job.

3.) Steven Nelson

If the Giants want experience, Steven Nelson, who spent last year with the Houston Texans, might be a good fit. Nelson played 1,192 snaps, giving up 711 yards in coverage, but recorded five interceptions with eight pass breakups.

Nelson is not only durable but has had a few really solid seasons in his career and is a good tackler, something the Giants would love at the cornerback position. Now 31 years old, Nelson is certainly headed toward the back end of his prime, but Schoen may be able to squeeze any last value on a relatively cheap deal.

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