It’s a bit early to be making predictions about the NFL’s postseason awards, but with so much being made of this New York Giants draft class I’m going to put forward my candidates for the NFL All-Rookie Team a shot.
Much like last year, the current class of rookies looks good on paper. And if they can replicate the success of their 2018 brethren, it’ll be a home run for general manager Dave Gettleman.
Let’s take a look at who could earn All-Rookie honors:
Baker is the most likely rookie to land a full-time role with the team. He only has to beat out the unproven Sam Beal to gain a starting position on the outside. Baker was touted as the the best cover defender in this draft and the Giants are hoping he can be a ‘shutdown’ corner.
“He’s a cover corner,” said head coach Pat Shurmur. “The thing that impressed me most on tape was how stinking competitive he is. He’s very confident and he’s very competitive and I think when he’s faced with a challenge of a good wide out, he’s going to accept the challenge.”
The Giants traded back into the first round (No. 30) to snare Baker, a move which cost them a total of three draft picks. Beal was a third-round supplemental pick last July and missed the season with a shoulder injury. If everything holds true to form, Baker should win this job and keep it for a long time.