The depth at the cornerback position is a weak area for an otherwise solid New York Giants team. This position is a gap that needs to be filled if the Giants want to defend and limit the talented wide receivers in the NFC East. Five cornerbacks were placed on injured reserve last season, but this year the Giants can finally produce a strong corner group with depth at the position if the majority stays healthy.
Corey Webster – He stepped up as the team’s number one cornerback with preseason injuries to Terrell Thomas and Prince Amukamara. Webster had a productive year with lots of pressure placed on him. He recorded a career high six interceptions during the 2011 regular season and looks to maintain his starting spot this season.
Terrell Thomas – He is ready to get back to playing football and reclaim his previous starting cornerback spot after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. In 2009 and 2010, he led the Giants in tackles, interceptions and passes defended. There are still doubts if he is completely healthy, however I am excited to see if he can return to his old form during training camp.
Prince Amukamara – The Giants had high hopes for their 2011 first round pick, but Amukamara didn’t live up to the high expectations that was placed upon him. He had a subpar rookie season due to a foot injury he suffered which restricted him to seven games. Amukamara seeks to be more of a contributor this season and is prepared to battle for one of the starting corner spots.
Michael Coe – The Giants named him one of the 5 top players to watch in training camp. Coe played in 10 games last season with 10 tackles and his season was cut short with a shoulder injury in November. He has the speed and agility to become a surprise standout during camp.
Jayron Hosley – The Giants drafted him in the third round of the 2012 Draft. He had a great sophomore year while playing for Virginia Tech. Hosley made a good impression during OTA’s and mini-camp, exceeding expectations. He won’t be a starter, but the Giants know he has the skill and physical ability to be a talented cornerback.