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New York Giants Hosting ASU Corenerback Omar Bolden for a Pre-Draft Visit

March 26th, 2012 at 11:48 AM
By Kyle Langan

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the New York Giants will host Arizona State University cornerback Omar Bolden for a pre-draft visit.

Bolden missed all of 2011 with a torn ACL that he suffered in the spring. 

Despite his injury, he has shown that he has the physical tools needed to succeed at the NFL level. He has some flexibility to his game and can line up in the slot as well as on the outside, and he also plays special teams exceptionally.

The Giants like players who are flexible and contribute on special teams and his injury may make him an affordable commodity on draft day, something Jerry Reese has done before (see Thomas, Terrell).

After losing Aaron Ross, expect the Giants to look to bolster the depth at the cornerback position behind their top three players in Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas, and Prince Amukamara.

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9 Responses to “New York Giants Hosting ASU Corenerback Omar Bolden for a Pre-Draft Visit”

  1.  Krow says:

    Does anyone know who we had in for a visit that we actually drafted or signed? I bet it’s a pretty small number.

    • Its actually a decent amount. I know Clint Sintim is one, couple of the running backs.

    •  Levito says:

      I don’t know the stats, but if I remember correctly, among recent 1st round picks, the Giants had Kiwi, Ross, Nicks, Phillips in for visits. They definitely didn’t have Prince in (probably because they didn’t think they had a shot at him). I don’t remember about JPP. And no idea about later picks in the draft.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    If we draft a CB what does it mean? Coe, Witherspoon & Tryon all seem like legit NFL players. But drafting a CB before the late rounds means we have 4 CBs (Cweb, TT, Prince & the drafted rookie) guaranteed rosters spots, none of which are the above CBs. Are we planning on moving someone to safety? It seems unecessary if the above 3 CBs are at least the quality depth they appeared to be last year. Unless we plan on keeping 6 CBs.

    BTW I do like Bolden. He would have been thought of much higher if not for his injury. I like Childs at WR for similar reasons in the middle rounds.

    •  Emperor Norton says:

      Given how things have gone at CB the last few seasons, it can’t hurt to keep 6 on the opening day roster, since three of them will have torn their ACL by the end of September.

  3.  wlubake says:

    Not a complaint as much as a request: I would find it helpful for these write-ups (and the draft prospects) to get some basic measurable information, stats, etc. I feel I’m slightly ahead of the average sports consumer on keeping up with draft hopefuls, but I don’t know this guy or several of the prospects discussed elsewhere.

    It would help us cut down our research (and time spent away from G101 looking up the info).

    Thanks.

    FYI – Bolden’s a 5’10″, 202 lbs guy who is already back to 4.45 in the 40 (a good sign he’s fully recovered), though I see notes that this was ASU’s time for him, while most scouts had him in the mid 4.5′s. He was first team all PAC 12 in 2010 at corner, 2nd team as a kick returner (so when healthy he could bolster our specials).

    Don’t have an opinion on him, but I like where he shows up on paper. If he gets back to healthy he sounds like more of a quick nickel or dime CB than an outside press guy.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    Well, Bolden looks like a pretty good option for a later pick, but I’ll be shocked if the Giants grab a corner with any of their early picks thanks to the youngsters they already know and like who are headed back (Amukamara, Johnson, Coe and Witherspoon) to compete with Webster, Tryon and Thomas.

    Of course, that goes out the window if some terrific players drop to us, but in the case of corners that is unlikely. Those who are potential #1 corners always come off the board pretty quickly. This is probably a #4-#7 pick for Reese/Ross.

  5.  wlubake says:

    A few weeks back I had been predicting DT as our first round pick, largely due to the chances of a great player being there at 32. Jerel Worthy is one that comes to mind. This quote from JR only serves to reinforce that thought:

    Jerry Reese on DT Marvin Austin: “We’re worried about him a little bit. He hasn’t played in such a long time . … This offseason is going to be big for him to get going again and get acclimated to playing football and playing at this level, which is going to be shocking to him because he hasn’t played in such a long time. To go out in there and tussle with those big guys, it’s going to be tougher than you think it is. … We hope he can get in there and give us a good rotation inside.” #NYG

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