After the signing of Kenny Golladay, The Giants were not done, and on Monday signed Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year deal worth 39 million.
The Giants have taken advantage of a market weakened by Covid and have signed two of the best available players this past weekend. On Saturday they signed Kenny Golladay to a four-year deal, and on Monday, signed Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year deal.
The Giants hit the jackpot when they signed James Bradberry last offseason, but this season showed that they needed a good CB2. After the signing of Golladay, The Giants already had a meeting set up with Jackson. They flew Logan Ryan in to have dinner with Jackson, and he signed the next day, not making his meeting with the Eagles.
Adoree’ Jackson, when healthy, is a top-five man coverage corner in all of football. His 4.39 40-yard dash time enables him to remain step for step with almost every receiver in the game. It was clear that the Giants lacked a good CB2 and adding Jackson gives Big Blue a very elite secondary, the second coming of the NYPD.
The signing of Jackson now changes the Giants’ need in the draft, before the signing they were in the market for one of the two CBs (Caleb Farley and Patrick Surtain). Now the Giants could opt to either trade back or draft one of the tackles. It is assumed that Sewell will be picked in the top 10, but Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater might be available for that spot.
While the Giants could fortify the tackle position by taking Slater, another option would be drafting Micah Parsons. Parsons is the best linebacker in the entire draft and would be a day one starter for the Gmen who are in desperate need of an outside linebacker.
It also opens up the door to explore the option of taking one of the top edge rushers. Kwity Paye and Gregory Rousseau are the two best edge rushers in the draft and although the Giants resigned Leonard Williams, they still need an edge rusher to complete the D-Line.
The signing of Adoree’ Jackson makes the Giants’ defense an even bigger threat and makes the draft process much more open.