by: Jeff Pilgrim @PilgrimsPoint
With the 71st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants Select Aaron Robinson. Cornerback, Central Florida.
Moving On Up
After trading back in the first two rounds, the Giants moved up and pounced on the opportunity to draft Robinson in the 3rd round. Robinson stands 6’1 and 193 pounds. He plays physical, is very athletic and versatile, and is a perfect fit for the Giants secondary. He adds a little more muscle and physicality to the already-versatile secondary.
After playing primarily in the slot in college, Giants brass believes he can be moved to any position needed. Originally an Alabama transfer, he played Freshman year with fellow Giant, Xavier McKinney.
NYPD goes DEEP
This secondary is shaping up to be extremely deep and versatile. Aaron Robinson will provide some competition for Darnay Holmes if he is to take over the slot corner. Holmes had a productive rookie season when he was healthy.
With veteran leaders Logan Ryan, James Bradberry, and Jabrill Peppers, the youngsters will fall right in line with a strong brotherhood forming in East Rutherford, NJ. The Giants added Adoree Jackson in free agency as the expected CB2. Julian Love is probably wondering where he could possibly fit in. McKinney lost his rookie season and will be ready to make a name for himself.
On paper, this secondary is shaping up to be as talented as any in the league. DC Patrick Graham will have plenty to work with. This defense was already a top-10 unit in 2020. Time to raise the bar.
Welcome to the family, Aaron Robinson.