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New York Giants: 5 Way Too Early First Round Draft Picks

CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

Let’s get something out of the way here–we’re not trying to be Clemson biased, but there’s a reason why the Tigers nearly dethroned the most dominant program in college football last season.

Didn’t mean to digress, but on to Alexander. He doesn’t have big body Richard Sherman-type size, standing at just 5’10. What he does have are excellent man to man coverage skills. While it’s not evidenced by that fact that he didn’t record an interception in college, his reputation meant balls weren’t often thrown towards his side of the field. Consider this: Alabama exploited Clemson’s secondary in the National Title game, but only after Alexander left with injury. Coincidence? I think not.

Prince Amukamara is a free agent and the Giants could be looking for a replacement. Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III is the consensus top corner in the draft, and is probably gone before the G-men pick. Alexander however, could certainly be available with the tenth selection.