Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Giant conundrum at CB?
By Tim Kavanagh
As anyone who watched the New York Giants on multiple occasions in 2012 will tell you, there were some issues in the secondary, and there was a particular scapegoat: CB Corey Webster. Webster didn't get off to a great start to the season, including a broken hand, and things seemed to get worse as the campaign went along. Slated to earn $7 million in base salary in 2013, Webster would appear to be in danger of being released by the cap-savvy Giants.
In his look at the Giants' secondary for ESPNNewYork.com, Ohm Youngmisuk identified Prince Amukamara as the team's top corner based on 2012, and noted that Jayron Hosley appears to be a pretty solid option in the slot CB role. If they do wind up cutting Webster in a cap-saving move, this would obviously lead to them addressing the second outside CB position in the draft or free agency:
Ohm YoungmisukPositional analysis: Secondary
"Much of the 2013 outlook will be impacted by Webster’s future. The Giants hope Amukamara will continue to ascend and play like their top corner this coming season. Hosley got valuable experience as a rookie but might not be ready to start full-time on the outside. He might be best suited for now as a slot corner or an extra cornerback while he continues to progress. The Giants need more speed, athleticism, experience and depth at cornerback. The Giants could sign some free agent corners and possibly draft one as well."