New York Giants could look to trade Janoris Jenkins at the trade deadline

New York Giants, Janoris Jenkins

As the October 29 deadline closes in for the New York Giants, they could look to make several deals that would provide them value for the next NFL draft.

Adding draft assets is precisely what they need going into the third year of a rebuild and several weak spots existing on the defensive side of the ball. One option the Giants could look to utilize is starting cornerback, Janoris Jenkins.

Jenkins is a quality player that has been inconsistent with the Giants through the ups and downs. He tends to play far better when the team is winning, and confidence is high, which is only natural. However, he falters when the unit is struggling and lacks effort at times.

Realistically, letting Janoris Jenkins go would hurt the defense and the secondary significantly. His influence as the number one corner helps give the unit a bit more legitimacy and support. Without him, DeAndre Baker would likely slide into the number one corner spot, and Corey Ballentine will be forced into a starting role.

What could the New York Giants get in a trade involving Janoris Jenkins?

Targeting contending teams in a potential trade would be the priority. Teams like the New Orleans Saints, or Kansas City Chiefs would make sense in a deal. The most value the Giants could hope to get from Jenkins would be a third-round pick, which can ultimately turn into high value.

This past draft, the Giants selected Oshane Ximines in the third round, who has already racked up two sacks and 15 combined tackles this season.

Last year, general manager Dave Gettleman selected both Lorenzo Carter and B.J. Hill in the draft — both players start on the defense currently. Last week, Carter had a stellar game, enjoying one forced fumble and one sack against a harsh New England Patriots team. Both Hill and Carter seem to be developing into quality players, and they were both selected in the third round. If the Giants could get a similar pick in exchange for Jenkins, that might not be a terrible deal.

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