Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas are ensconced as the starting cornerbacks, but after that, it gets cloudy. The Giants have an embarrassment of riches at the corner position as long as everyone stays healthy.
Prince Amukamara, Jayron Hosley, Antwaun Molden, Justin Tryon, Brandon Bing, Michael Coe and Bruce Johnson will all be competing for spots on the roster this season.
I do not envy whoever has to make the decision on final cuts.
As of now, I believe the three to make the roster behind Webster and Thomas are Amukamara, Hosley and Molden.
Amukamara got an opportunity coming off his foot injury in the second half of last season, but by the end of the year, he had fallen out of favor with the defensive coaches. He did not see near as much playing time in the playoffs and managed just 14 tackles and one interception in seven regular-season games. He should get better with health and a full offseason of coaching.
Hosley had nine interceptions in an All-American 2010 campaign at Virginia Tech. As teams avoided him in 2011, that number dipped to three, but he's got great cover skills, and the Giants like his attitude and toughness.
Molden was a fill-in guy for the New England Patriots last season and actually started against the Giants in the Super Bowl. I got the opportunity to watch him at Houston Texans training camp last year and was impressed. He's got good size for the position but still needs work in man coverage. Molden grabbed two interceptions in 2011.
If Amukamara bounces back from his foot injury last year, he should get the job. In fact, Amukamara actually believes he'll compete for the starting job with Thomas. I like the mentality. Hopefully, it translates to improvement on the field.
Winner: Prince Amukamara