Free Safety: Darian Thompson
Free safety was by far the hardest to predict the 2017 starter for. The Giants have two young, viable options for this spot.
When the Giants snagged the 23-year-old safety out of Boise St. with a third-round pick they were ecstatic. They loved the kid and felt as if he would be the perfect ball-hawking safety to pair with Landon Collins.
Unfortunately, things were not meant to be in Thompson’s rookie campaign. He played in two games before needing season-ending foot surgery.
This opened the door for another rookie, the undrafted free agent Andrew Adams. When one went down, another stepped up.
Darian Thompson is a better fit next to the thumper Landon Collins, but Andrew Adams is a good player as well. No matter who is the starting free safety for the Giants in 2017, the G-Men will be well off at free safety.