The New York Giants made a significant move on Monday afternoon to bolster their weakened secondary. When safety Xavier McKinney went down with a fractured fifth metatarsal last week, it was apparent that a free agent signing was in their future. General manager Dave Gettleman struck a deal with former New England Patriots and Tennessee Titan, Logan Ryan.
While the Giants will be without McKinney for at least 10 weeks of the regular season, the secondary improved this week. They were preparing to head into the 2020 season with a bevy of undrafted free agents, and late-round draft picks competing for the starting cornerback spot that DeAndre Baker left behind. Now, they have a bit more flexibility with Ryan entering the fold.
Projected starting New York Giants secondary:
CB1: James Bradberry
With Janoris Jenkins joining the New Orleans Saints last season, the Giants were forced to allocate salary cap toward a new No. 1 cornerback. James Bradberry was the second-best option on the market, and they locked him into a three-year deal.
Bradberry had a successful 2019 campaign, playing in 15 games and racking up 65 combined tackles. He also logged 12 passes defended, three interceptions, and allowed just one touchdown. He is the clear-cut top corner for the Giants and should actually provide an upgrade over Jenkins moving forward.