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Make the Case: Which CB could Giants draft?


"Make the Case" has once again returned on

In this series, we look at projections provided by analysts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on what the Giants should do in the draft.

Next up is a debate between the selections from ESPN's top two draft analysts, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.

Pick: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 178

2022 stats: 14 games, 36 tackles (27 solo), one tackle for loss, one interception, 10 passes defensed, one fumble recovery, one defensive touchdown

Accolades: Second-Team All-Big Ten (2022), All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2021)

"I've slotted in wide receivers to the Giants in my previous mock drafts, so let's switch gears and go with another position they could target. They could use a player to challenge Aaron Robinson and Cor'Dale Flott on the other side of Adoree' Jackson. Turner is a hot name in the league right now, largely because scouts and execs went back to the tape after his 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the combine. That was the fourth-fastest time at the combine since 2003. He's in the first-round discussion now. At 5-foot-11, 178 pounds, Turner isn't very big, but he has some versatility -- he played outside and in the slot for the Wolverines. New York ranked 25th in the NFL with 19 takeaways last season."

Pick: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 166

2022 stats: 12 games, 46 tackles (26 solo), one tackle for loss, six interceptions, 10 passes defensed, three defensive touchdowns

Accolades: Consensus All-American (2022), First-Team All-SEC (2022), Second-Team All-SEC (2021)

"Forbes is lean at 6-foot-1 and 166 pounds, but he has great speed and fantastic instincts in coverage. The Giants blitzed more than any other team last season (42.0%) but didn't have many ballhawks in the secondary to take advantage. Forbes would feast on mistakes forced by that pressure."

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