New York Giants: 3 interesting findings from the loss to 49ers

New York Giants, Darnay Holmes

3.) Darnay Holmes is a liability in coverage

One of the more promising draft picks this off-season was fourth-round pick Darnay Holmes. He was always projected as a nickel corner in the NFL, despite never playing the position in college. This made the learning curve a bit more tumultuous, and rookie struggles were always anticipated. Through three games, though, he has allowed a 60% completion percentage and missed 27.3% of his tackles.

Holmes has a long way to go before he can be considered a starting level slot corner, but he has the tenacity and physical frame for the job. The 2020 season was always going to be a building one, so Holmes struggling is not too much of an issue. However, the expectations for him were so lofty that he’s falling under the disappointing category.