Eisen's Mailbag: Enough Cornerback Depth?

Posted Jun 27, 2013's Michael Eisen answers your questions!

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Are you concerned with the lack of talent and depth at cornerback, especially since the Giants haven't drafted one? Our corps is comprised of Prince (Amukamara) and guys with a few issues.

We have very different views on this subject. First, the Giants have the kind of depth at cornerback a lot of other teams would like to emulate. In addition to Amukamara, they have Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Jayron Hosley and Terrell Thomas. That’s two former first-round draft choices, two second-rounders and a third rounder. Yes, Webster had a subpar season in 2012, but he has worked hard and is determined to play as well as he did in previous years. He deserves the benefit of the doubt. Amukamara and Thomas need to stay healthy. And we can’t ignore Trumaine McBride, who has played well in the league. The Giants could have a strong and deep group of corners this season.

Now that we've added Justin Pugh and Eric Herman via the draft, what are the chances of Brandon Mosley (who was hurt last year) and Matt McCants (who was on the practice squad) making the team or even contributing this season? And what are the odds of one of them being a potential starter this season?

Mosley and McCants both got plenty of work during the spring drills and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty said each has made progress. Whether they’re made enough to earn a place on the final roster is hard to say. The Giants have five returning starters, plus Jim Cordle, James Brewer, Selvish Capers, Stephen Goodin, Michael Jasper, Pugh and Herman. I wouldn’t be shocked if Mosley and McCants open the season on the practice squad. To answer your second question, I can’t see them starting this season.

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