Giants add new cornerback depth in Broncos trade

The New York Giants boosted their cornerback room today as they acquired Issac Yiadom from the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round pick.

The Broncos selected Yiadom with the 99th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Two years later, the Giants selected UConn offensive tackle, Matt Peart, with the same pick. Yiadom started nine of the 29 games he appeared in within the past two seasons for the Broncos.

In his rookie year, he recorded one interception, three pass deflections, and made 20 tackles. Opposing quarterbacks targeted him 34 times, making 20 completions. He also allowed a 58.8 completion percentage, a 99.9 passer rating, and gave up three touchdowns.

Rather than starting one, he started eight games in his sophomore season in Denver. His stats took a dip in some statistical categories as he gave up 38 completions on 54 targets with opposing quarterbacks completing 70.4 percent of the passes against him. His opposing passer rating went down from 99.9 to 98.5 from 2018-2019. He did not record any interceptions or give up any touchdowns, however.

Giants traded for Yiadom because of the depth in the cornerback room. Logan Ryan has not joined the team for practice yet. Other than James Bradberry and Darnay Holmes, the rest of the cornerback room has struggled so far in camp. That will make Joe Judge and the staff’s decisions harder based on the tools they have at the position.

Other than Holmes, Yiadom, Bradberry, and Ryan in the cornerback room, the Giants have the following players: Corey Ballentine, Grant Haley, Jarren Williams, Dravon Askew-Henry, Brandon Williams, Prince Smith, Chris Williamson, and KeiVarae Russell.

 

 

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