Darney Holmes could be a diamond in the rough
One glaring need the New York Giants need to fill is to find a number two cornerback heading into next season.
One player that could fill that spot is Darnay Holmes who’s coming off of a pretty good rookie season after being taken in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of UCLA by the Giants.
Defensive backs expert Brian Walker believes that Holmes could develop into a top corner in the NFL.
“He played against some talented receivers in the Pac-12 and then he came into the NFL and was thrown into the fire right away being tasked with guarding guys like Ceedee Lamb, who he did really well against,” Walker told Giants Wire.
Some people don’t realize how hard it is to play as a nickel corner, which is where Holmes helped the Giants in 2020.
“The slot position is really tough because you get so many different types of looks and opponents. Most of these other corners on the outside have safety help, which makes guarding No. 1 guys in the slot that much harder since you don’t have that help. There’s so much more space rather than playing near the sidelines on the outside. As a rookie to not give up a touchdown, that’s impressive,” said Walker.
It will be interesting to see how the Giants bolster their secondary this offseason, but one thing is for sure and that is that Holmes will be an intriguing player to watch once training camp rolls around.