The New York Giants used a couple of draft picks in the later rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft to add depth to their secondary. One of the more intriguing players that they selected was Cordale Flott out of LSU. Cordale Flott is a speedy slot cornerback that could make a decent impact on the Giants’ defense.
What will Cordale Flott bring to the Giants?
With the 81st overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected cornerback Cordale Flott out of LSU. With their second pick in the third round, the Giants identified Flott as an under-the-radar cornerback. Cordale is a tall cornerback coming in at 6-foot-1, but he is also a bit light, weighing in at only 175 pounds. This skinny, lanky coverage man tends to play above his weight class, though, posting 40 or more total tackles in each of his last two collegiate seasons while also forcing 2 fumbles.
Cordale Flott forcing a fumble on 3rd & 5 to start the MISS ST. game pic.twitter.com/NcviWcGRlC
— Nick Falato (@nickfalato) April 30, 2022
“Flott had his best season in 2021, earning a PFF coverage grade of 84.8 and allowing 51.1% of passes thrown his way to be caught.” – Pro Football Focus on Cordale Flott
Cordale Flott primarily played as a nickel in college. But PFF feels that Flott “has the traits to be an outside corner and contribute to this defense if he can take on that sort of responsibility.” He aligned 394 times outside, 797 times in the slot, and 93 times in the box. The Giants have a couple of capable slot cornerbacks on the roster already in Aaron Robinson and Darnay Holmes. It might be tough to determine where Cordale Flott fits in, but given the uncertainty surrounding James Bradberry’s future with the team, it is not unreasonable to suspect that the Giants will be trying to convert Flott into a boundary cornerback.
The Giants will have a fun time developing an athletic young talent in Cordale Flott. He is an aggressive, lanky cornerback from a university that produces some of the best defensive backs in the NFL on a consistent basis. It might take some time for Cordale to earn his reps and develop into a starter, but the traits are there. The New York Giants are getting a versatile athlete to round out their secondary in rookie cornerback Cordale Flott.