The Giants' favorite position in this 2019 NFL Draft is cornerback, as they selected Washburn CB Corey Ballentine with the 180th overall pick in the sixth round.
Big Blue drafted two cornerbacks before Ballentine with Georgia's DeAndre Baker going No. 30 overall in the first round, and Notre Dame's Julian Love their first selection on Day 3 in the fourth round (No. 108 overall). Ballentine, though, could be a steal for the Giants in the sixth round as many scouts and evaluators had a fourth round grade for him.
Playing for Division II Washburn, Ballentine impressed with his all-around play. In 46 career games, Ballentine totaled 186 combined tackles, 10 for loss, with five interceptions (three last season), three fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. He is also lethal in the return game with 1,166 career kickoff return yards.