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, Week 17New York Giants News2019 NFL DraftDeandre Baker should be a Day 1 starter for the GiantsNew,161commentsThat’s why the Giants made the move to go get himEDTShareTweetShareShareDeandre Baker should be a Day 1 starter for the GiantsJason Getz-USA TODAY SportsAfter a controversial first round, the New York Giants traded back in to the bottom of the first round to select cornerback Deandre Baker out of Georgia. Given what both Landon Collins and Lorenzo Carter said about the similarities between James Bettcher and Kirby Smart’s schemes, this pick should have been expected. Came in to the 2018 season as one of the most highly-regards corners but took a step back over the course of the season when he didn’t take the anticipated step forward after being a legitimate shut-down corner in 2017. Baker is an easy mover with smooth feet and hips, as well as the ability to stick in both man and zone coverage. He wasn’t as good in 2018 as he was in 2017 Authentic George Asafo-Adjei Jersey
, but still a good cover corner with versatility, physicality, and ballhawking skills.Baker is a pedestrian athlete and has just modest size at 5-foot-11, 193 pounds, which is a surprise considering both Dave Gettleman and James Bettcher’s tendencies at the position. Baker will give the Giants a Day 1 starter opposite Janoris Jenkins George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Boys
, and give the team time to work Sam Beal into their defensive secondary’s rotation. Giants add an inside linebacker as defense continues to carry the day" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBig Blue Viewa New York Giants communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryGiantsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17Filed under:New York Giants NewsGiants Free Agency 2019Giants’ 2019 NFL Draft: LB Ryan Connelly selected 143rd overallNew,143commentsGiants add an inside linebacker as defense continues to carry the dayEDTShareTweetShareShareGiants’ 2019 NFL Draft: LB Ryan Connelly selected 143rd overallRyan Connelly (43)Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty ImagesThe New York Giants selected Ryan Connelly, an inside linebacker from Wisconsin, in Round 5 of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday Infant George Asafo-Adjei Jersey
, 143rd overall.In his draft guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic says:Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst says:The full list of picks by the Giants is below.Giants draft picks Round 1 (No. 6) -- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke Round 1 (No. 17) -- Dexter Lawrence, DL George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Draft
, ClemsonRound 1 (No. 30) — Deandre Baker, CB, GeorgiaRound 3 (No. 95) -- Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old DominionRound 4 (No. 108) — Julian Love George Asafo-Adjei NFL Jersey
, CB, Notre DameRound 5 (No. 143) -- Ryan Connelly, LB, WisconsinRound 5 (No. 171) --Round 6 (No. 180) -- Round 7 (No. 232) -- Round 7 (No. 245) -- Grade the pickHow do you think the Giants did with this selection? Let us know by grading the pick in the poll below.