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NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Should Giants place a bid to help secondary?

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  • NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Should Giants place a bid to help secondary?

    Excerpt: "The Giants have turned over just about every unconventional rock this offseason to find new defensive backs.

    In addition to traditional NFL free agency, the Giants signed undrafted rookies, added a veteran who was in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and claimed other teams' cast-offs from the waiver wire. The result is 16 defensive backs on the 90-man roster, including 10 who are in their first season with the organization.

    And here comes the NFL Supplemental Draft, which likely will include three intriguing defensive back prospects: Adonis Alexander, Brandon Bryant and Sam Beal.

    All three college players have applied for entry into the draft, which will be held on an undetermined date in July, based upon history. The annual draft often passes without a selection — the last was in 2015 — but there is more buzz around it this year because of the names who should be available.

    Teams interested in selecting a player submit a bid — rounds one through seven – corresponding to a pick in the ensuing NFL Draft. For example, a team that submits a second-round bid on a player in this year's supplement draft will forfeit its second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    In the event of two identical bids, the 2018 NFL Draft order — the Giants picked No. 2, behind the Browns — will be used as a tie-beaker.

    So will the Giants act?

    It is interesting that the Giants did not use a draft pick on a defensive back in 2018 given general manager Dave Gettleman took multiple players to help the secondary in two of his five drafts while running the Panthers.

    But three of the Giants' four starting spots in the secondary — cornerbacks Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins and strong safety Landon Collins — are set. Orion Stewart, Curtis Riley, Darian Thompson and Andrew Adams are battling at free safety, with William Gay, B.W. Webb and Michael Thomas playing in the slot." Read more...
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    2 words Dave Brown
    "Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad." Darrell Royal


    • #3
      Can not live in the past. Sam Beal. Adonis Alexander and Brandon Bryant, all DB 'S.
      I would put a third round bid on on Brysnt or Beal.
      We need CB. depth. Next year draft should have they been included. Would be 2nd or 3rd round picks.
      If, we are sble to get one.They will be a year ahead with experience.