Giants could take on Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner


As part of The Post’s preview of the 2022 NFL Draft, we examine what the Giants could do at each position. Cornerbacks Today Next: Safes.

Ahmad Gardner is a great prospect, and he could very well be picked by the Giants with one of their two first-round draft picks.

When that happens, Post headline writers will rejoice, as Gardner — who never gave up a touchdown during his Cincinnati career — has been called “sauce” by everyone since he was 6 (he loved dipping sauces as a kid).

And so there’s a real possibility that the Giants will add some sauce to their defensive backfield. Derek Stingley Jr. had a great freshman year at LSU but has only played 10 games since — just three games in 2021 — and required surgery on his left foot for a Lisfranc injury.

However, he ran 4.37 on his Pro Day and it remains to be seen how his injury history will affect his draft status.

A scan of the Giants’ roster shows this isn’t a huge need — compared to so many other glaring needs — with James Bradberry, Adoree’ Jackson and Aaron Robinson, a third-round pick last year, all on the team.

There are also youngsters Darnay Holmes, Jarren Williams and Rodarius Williams battling for places this summer. However, the squad is always in flux. The key here is Bradberry. The month-long expectation is that he’ll be traded or released given his $21.8 million salary cap is unsustainable and the $12.1 million the Giants would save if he’s gone is a substantial spot for the signing of the draft picks are.

Teams can never have too many capable corners. Perhaps the trade market is heating up just before or after the draft. Without Bradberry, the Giants need to add a premium player here. Giants could take on Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner


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