Aaron Robinson could win a starting job
The New York Giants’ 2021 NFL Draft class has some guys that could make an immediate impact this coming season.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report has picked a surprise rookie gem for every NFL team. When it comes to Giants he chose third round pick, cornerback Aaron Robinson. Here’s what he wrote:
New York Giants: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
While the New York Giants ranked ninth in points allowed in 2020, they boasted an average pass defense—ranking 16th in yards allowed and 11th in yards per attempt allowed. Second-round pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari can help improve the pass defense, but third-round cornerback Aaron Robinson could be an even bigger surprise.
The Central Florida product has perimeter-cornerback size at 6’0″ and 186 pounds. He also has the physicality and ball skills to match. This past season, Robinson produced 31 solo tackles, six passes defended and a fumble recovery. He had 10 passes defended and three interceptions the previous season.
Robinson should have an opportunity to push Adoree’ Jackson and Darnay Holmes for playing time early and could conceivably go from small-school standout to full-time NFL starter by the end of his rookie campaign.
There is a good chance that Robinson could end up beating out second-year corner Darnay Holmes for their starting nickel corner spot.
Even if Robinson doesn’t beat out Holmes, he’s a versatile player that can help out all over the secondary. Nonetheless, New York has a lot more depth on the back end of their defense now.
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