The New York Giants made a value trade on Wednesday evening, sending a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for former third-round pick, Isaac Yiadom.
Yiadom won’t become a Giant until he passes COVID-19 protocols and a physical, but if he evidently joins the team, the Giants will now have another player to compete at cornerback.
At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Isaac is going into his third season in the NFL. Formally a Boston College stand out, he has played in 29 games with nine starts over two seasons. He has a total of 55 tackles, one interception, and seven passes defended.
In 2019, he enjoyed eight starts and 16 appearances, earning 38 tackles, four passes defended, and five special teams tackles.
How will the New York Giants utilize the young corner?
Worst case scenario, he becomes a valuable special-teams player, but his ability to play cornerback fits well with the mold head coach Joe Judge is trying to implement.
The Giants are currently trying to supplement the loss of DeAndre Baker and Sam Beal at the CB2 position, so Yiadom will join the ranks and try to earn starting reps immediately.
Nonetheless, he has a tall task ahead of him as the Giants recently signed Logan Ryan to a one year, maximum $7.5 million deal.