Breaking Down The New York Giants Cornerback Situation

New York Giants Position Review: Cornerback

6/24/12 in NFL   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

With training camp about a month away, we will be spending the next few weeks breaking down each position group on the New York Giants. Each breakdown will rank players from locks to make the team, probables, and long shots. The first group we will break down are the cornerbacks.

Locks

Corey Webster


Webster is obviously a lock to make the team, as he at the moment is the teams best cover corner. Webster has had his up and downs as a New York Giant but has been integral in each of the Super Bowl runs. Webster set a career high for interceptions last year with six and added seventeen pass deflections. Webster's interceptions were timely as three of them were in the fourth quarter, and two of those were when the games was within seven points.
Jan 15, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) dives past New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) during the first quarter in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Prince Amukamara

Amukamara is still trying to make his first impression on the Giants, as he was limited last year due to a foot injury. Upon his return Amukamara showed some flashes of what he could potentially bring to the Giants roster. However many other times he either looked confused or slowed down by the injury. As a first round pick Amukamara will be a lock to make the roster.

Terrell Thomas

Despite returning from a torn ACL last year, Thomas is also a lock to make the roster. Thomas was the best tackler of the group prior to his injury and that is unlikely to change. We will have to wait and see if he was able to regain his explosiveness after the injury.

Probables

Bruce Johnson


Like Thomas, Bruce Johnson is returning from an injury of his own, a ruptured Achilles. Johnson showed some potential flashes back in 2009, serving as a serviceable fourth cornerback. However his last two seasons have been cut short by injury. Johnson has always been a favorite of Tom Coughlin and his staff, so if Johnson is fully healed and still has his burst he will likely make the team.

Jayron Hosley


The Giants did not use a third round pick on former Virgina Tech corner Jayron Hosley to not make the roster. Hosley's tremendous athleticism and his ability to return kicks give him a very good chance at getting a roster. As long he does not perform poorly at camp Hosley should be given a spot on the roster and will likely contribute mostly on special teams early on.

Fighting For Their Jobs

Justin Tryon, Michael Coe, Brandon Bing, Antwan Molden and Dante Hughes.


Unless there is an injury in training camp only two of these players will make the roster. Tryon and Coe have the best chance as they already have a familiarity with the defensive scheme. Tryon performed well last year before he fractured his arm and Coe seems to be liked by the coaches. Molden has an outside chance at cracking the roster but along with Bing and Hughes he needs to have a strong showing. 
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