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Giants' roster outlook: Safeties




We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Giants' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 11, safeties


If the situation with the cornerback room isn't good, at least there's some hope for the safeties on the roster. Of course, the best news for the back four is that the Giants are set to have a really good front seven, which will make their job easier as a consequence; still, you can never have enough quality players.


The best of the bunch is Xavier McKinney, who stepped up during his second season and became a force - but there's still room to improve, especially in coverage. If he shows improvement again, he can reach a Pro Bowl level, nursing some of the effects left by Bradberry's release.


Julian Love saw limited action during his first three seasons but he's going to be the starter alongside McKinney in 2022 - since he's going to be a free agent in 2023, there's no better time for him to make a name for himself. A poor start to the season might not only see him relegated to the bench but with trouble finding a new job next season.


Dane Belton and Jarren Williams are the immediate backups, but if the Giants are serious about making a playoff push, then a veteran option coming from the market is needed.


Safeties room grade: 3/5. The situation isn't as drastic as in the cornerback room, but the amount of talent available isn't enough for the safeties as well.