We at Giants 101 have stressed how much the New York Giants need to improve the secondary through the draft. It's a unit that needs major reinforcements, especially with all of the question marks surrounding it. The one name that has been mentioned over and over again on our site is Washington's Desmond Trufant, who would be a solid pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday Night.
However, what if Trufant gets drafted by a team like the New York Jets or Miami Dolphins and he doesn't make it to their pick? It won't change the fact that the Giants still need to add depth at the position.
Mississippi St CB Darius Slay on #NYG interest: "They've been calling me lately. I think they like me a lot, think I'm pretty hot for them, he tweeted."
Slay is being projected as a mid-to-low second-round pick and could be someone taken on Friday, which is when that round would start. Some mock drafts have him falling to the New England Patriots, who can always use more defensive back help in their defense. But for Slay to be very open about the Giants interest, and for him to have a positive attitude towards it means he's interested in coming to New York if the possibility presented itself.
Slay did have a torn meniscus this offseason, but has stated that he won't need off-season surgery on it and should be ready to go for the 2013 season.
What Slay could offer the Giants is a very physical style of defense, and a corner who attacks the receivers arms and hands to either jar the ball away or even pick it off for an interception. Slay is also a solid tackler, which is something the Giants as a whole need to improve upon as a group.
We at Giants 101 still feel that Trufant is the best fit for the Giants to take at cornerback in the first round. But if he's not there for them to take, then looking into someone like Slay would be a good Plan B to have.
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