Grading the Giants' pick of Aaron Robinson in third round of 2021 NFL Draft

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What, you thought Dave Gettleman could only trade down? After doing that twice, he flipped the switch in the third round and got aggressive, sending a fifth-round pick to the Broncos to move up from 76 to 71 to get a player the GM said he considered taking at 50.

Assuming that’s true, good for Gettleman to be bold and not just sit and hope that a player he likes falls into his lap.

Was the 5-11, 186-pound Aaron Robinson worth it? The Giants seem to really think so. They believe he’s an ideal fit for their defensive scheme, and the kind of press corner they want to build their defensive backfield around. He’s not big, but he’s tough and he’s quick enough to play inside or outside. Giants coach Joe Judge also said he has value on special teams.

The Giants, of course, already have James Bradberry and Adoree’ Jackson – two very expensive cornerbacks – so it can be argued that they might have been better off using their third-round pick on another position, like perhaps the offensive line. But they are continuing to understand that this is a passing league, and just like they feel they can’t have too many receivers, they can’t have too many people to cover them, either.

Grade: B+