The Giants took highly-touted Western Michigan CB Sam Beal in the Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. It was the first pick in the Supplemental Draft since 2015, and the Giants' first such pick since 1994.
Here's what the experts are saying...
- The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder not only has plus size, but he displays outstanding movement skills and agility on the perimeter. Beal looks like a natural cover corner on the island with the potential to play in a nose-to-nose position or from distance. He flashes outstanding footwork, balance and body control shadowing receivers while staying in their hip pocket down the field. Beal's discipline and detail in coverage suggest that he could grow into a front-line player in a diverse scheme that features man and zone concepts with a variety of techniques. - Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
- Per PFF, Beal allowed the lowest passer rating in the MAC on throws into his coverage in 2017.
- "Sam Beal is the best supplemental draft pick since Josh Gordon, minus the issues. Probably is playing Week 1 easily." - an anonymous scout to USA Today
- A two-year starter at Western Michigan, Beal possess the ideal body type for a perimeter corner in today's NFL. He measures over 6-0 and showcases an ability to play in man, press and multiple zone coverages. - The Sporting News
- Beal is an intriguing prospect who has the combination of size and speed that teams love. He's physical and shows the skills needed to be a successful press-corner in the NFL. Technique and discipline is an issue which may need time to develop before seeing heavy NFL snaps. A very big issue that stands out on tape is the missed tackles and he will need work before getting the trust from coaches to see NFL snaps. - Inside the Pylon
- Beal is best suited for a defense primarily playing Cover 0 or Cover 1 where he can be physical at the line of scrimmage and mirror the receiver in man coverage down the field. - NFLmocks.com