New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) watches as New Orleans Saints’ Mark Ingram (22) falls down during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kathy Willens The Associated Press

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.

Adams went on to have a respectable year, PFF even declared him to have future pro bowler potential. Although as the season wore on, the UDFA’s play seemed to decline.

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.

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