defense"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 Authentic George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , Week 172019 NFL DraftChauncey Gardner-Johnson might be the perfect free safety for the GiantsNew,33commentsChauncey Gardner-Johnson could be an excellent fit for James Bettcher’s defenseEDTShareTweetShareShareChauncey Gardner-Johnson might be the perfect free safety for the GiantsJason Getz-USA TODAY SportsIt was clear from early in the 2018 season that the New York Giants would need an upgrade for the free safety position. They signed veteran Antoine Bethea early in free agency, and while he is familiar with James Bettcher’s scheme, versatile, and has played well, he will be 35 years old when the season starts. Even if Bethea continues to play well, he is not a long-term answer for the free safety position. The Giants could have a hard time finding a free safety that checks the various boxes they require from the position, but there is one prospect who might just do that. Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has emerged as one of the top safety prospects in the entire draft and MeasurablesProsAthletic George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Boys , rangy safety. Able to play any spot in the defensive secondary.Active communicator before the snap.High football IQ with fast processing. Reacts quickly to wrinkles in the offense.Good feet and hips in man coverage. Good awareness in zone coverage.Physical player and a reliable tackler.Good closing burst.Frequently used as a blitzer.Very high motor.ConsNeeds to improve hand usage taking on cut blocks. Didn’t play a deep zone often in Florida’s defense.Aggression can occasionally work against him.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Kyle Crabbs (The Draft Network - Scouting Report) Does He Fit The Giants?Not only does Gardner-Johnson fit what the Giants want to do on defense, if James Bettcher custom-built a safety he would probably come up with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. It was clear after watching the Giants shuffle through free safety candidates in 2018 (before settling on Curtis Riley) that they wanted a safety with a cornerback’s skillset. That makes a lot of sense for a defense that wants to be blitz-happy while using a variety of looks to disguise from where the pressure is coming. Gardner-Johnson’s ability and versatility make him a fantastic fit for the role (or roles) the Giants want their free safety to play. Gardner-Johnson profiles like Antrel Rolle as a safety who can play man coverage as a slot defender, pseudo-linebacker, free safety, be physical run defender, or a weapon in the pass rush, as well as a leader on the field.There are few flaws in his game, mostly related to his aggression coming downhill to make a play. He can get hung up on blocks or tripped up by cut blocks Infant George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , but improve hand usage will help with that. He can also get in trouble biting on double-moves, but a bit more patience will help -- though teams would be wise to not try to temper his edge too much.The only question is whether or not Dave Gettleman is willing to use the 37th, or even 17th, overall pick on a safety. Let’s look at that, and much more"Good morning, New York Giants fans!Impact of Case Keenum deal on GiantsThe Washington Redskins will reportedly be acquiring quarterback Case Keenum from the Denver Broncos once the league season begins next week. 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The Giants passed on Mathieu in free agency a season ago.2019 NFL free-agency guide - Players to know, team needs and value signings | ESPNLooking for a full-fledged free agency overview? This one’s pretty comprehensive.David Diehl: Safeties in FA market ‘can instantly’ impact teams | SiriusThe free agent market is flooded with safeties, likely one of the reasons the Giants decided not to pay big money to Landon Collins. Diehl spoke on Sirius XM about the number of game-changers available.More headlinesMike Francesa rant shreds Giants and ’Kansas City Model’ for replacing Eli Manning: ‘Just going to prove your dumb again’ (LISTEN) - nj.comLove him or hate him, Francesa rants are always special.Report: ESPN scraps BoogerMobile – ProFootballTalkHooray!BBV MailbagHave questions about the Giants? E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the best ones will be answered in an upcoming mailbag. 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