Mykkele Thompson lining up at CB for Giants in OTAs

The 2015 draft pick has battled injuries through his career so far, and now appears to be switching from safety to corner.

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Mykkele Thompson lining up at CB for Giants in OTAs

  • Per James Kratch of NJ Advanced Media, the Giants have had 2015 fifth-round pick Mykkele Thompson lining up at CB rather than safety.
  • Thompson has battled injuries since being drafted as he’s played just 71 defensive snaps, including the preseason. 72 percent of those snaps have come at FS.
  • Cornerback may be the easier path to a roster spot. New York’s depth at safety doesn’t look to be an issue with Landon Collins, Darian Thompson, Andrew Adams, Nat Berhe, and newly signed Duke Ihenacho.
  • Thompson has significant experience playing cornerback dating back to his senior season at Texas where he played 713 snaps (74 percent).
  • In his last collegiate season, Thompson allowed 0.93 yards per cover snap, tied for 57th of 233 CBs.

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Ryan Smith has been an analyst for Pro Football Focus since 2015. He is featured on the weekly ACC podcast, and is also the Philadelphia Eagles Media Correspondent for PFF.

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