New York Giants make two signings, boost WR and CB positions

New York Giants, Ross Cockrell

The New York Giants have been proactive over the weekend, making two moves to add competition to wide receiver and cornerback. With DeAndre Baker and Sam Beal likely missing the 2020 campaign, the Giants have been looking to supplement the corner position. With the lack of a better experience and a void at CB2, Big Blue hosted Ross Cockrell on Friday.

Cockrell last spent time with the Giants in 2017, when he played in 16 games and started in nine. He racked up 50 tackles, 11 passes defended, and three interceptions. He is a high character player with a great work ethic.



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According to Art Stapleton, the Giants agreed to terms with Cockrell, who will compete at cornerback with Julian Love, Darnay Holmes, Corey Ballentine, and Chris Williamson.
Cockrell has spent five seasons in the NFL, playing with the Carolina Panthers in 2019. Starting int 11 games, he logged up 62 combined tackles, three tackles for loss, eight passes defended, two interceptions, and a 55.2% completion rate against. Allowing just one touchdown, he was actually quite efficient for the Panthers in coverage. His lofted 16.2% missed tackle rate was the most glaring negative of his statistics.

However, having started so many games last season, he’s a perfect fit on a cheap deal for the Giants.

With the team saving $9.9 million in cap space due to Nate Solder opting out, the ideal move would be to move as much money as possible over to the 2021 season.

The Giants made another move on Saturday, signing former Michigan State wide receiver Cody White. Over 13 games, he posted 922 yards and six touchdowns over 66 receptions.

The Giants have brought in a bevy of undrafted free agent wide receivers to compete for the number four spot on the roster, including Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack, and Derek Dillon. White will now insert himself into the mix, but without a preseason to work with, it will be difficult for these players to earn a spot on the roster. However, the practice squad seems like the end result for most of the UDFAs.