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OTA Preview: Giants Safety depth

A lot has changed for the Giants since the Draft, perhaps at no position more so than safety.

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The Giants traded up in the second round to select Landon Collins, a junior out of Alabama, at No. 33 overall. The Giants believe he can play in the box, deep centerfield and cover tight ends one-on-one. After playing in a pro style system under Nick Saban, he is considered NFL-ready by many analysts.

The Giants weren't done in the draft, taking Mykell Thompson in the fifth round. A senior out of Texas, he has a much leaner frame than Collins but has the speed to play in coverage. The Giants also added undrafted free agent Justin Currie out of Western Michigan.

Those three players will now compete with youngsters Nat Berhe, a second-year player out of San Diego State, and Cooper Taylor, a third-year player from Richmond. Josh Gordy, a veteran acquisition in free agency, will also compete for a starting safety spot. The Giants waived safety Thomas Gordon shortly after rookie minicamp.

Remember the Giants don't specify strong and free safeties, all players are taught to play all the roles on the left and right sides of the field, and it will be no different for this year's group.

It will be a competition worth watching in the Spring this year.

Photos of the Giants Safeties

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