The safety position is in flux for the New York Giants. We know that. Veterans Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps are free agents. Youngsters Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor are untried.
Whoever plays safety for the Giants in 2015, one of the issues that has to be addressed is the 2014 propensity to surrender the big play. The Giants allowed 62 pass plays of 20 yards or more last season, and only two NFL teams gave up more.
Could one of the best pass-defending safeties in the 2015 crop of free agents -- Rahim Moore -- be the answer to that problem?
The 25-year-old Moore, a four-year veteran with the Denver Broncos, appears to be on his way out of the Mile High City due to Denver's salary cap issues.
Moore gave up only one reception per every 40.5 coverage snaps in 2014, sixth-best among NFL safeties. He was +4.2 per Pro Football Focus in pass coverage, but -3.3 vs. the run. Moore's PFF grades since he became a starter in 2012 indicate that he has consistently been a better pass defender than run defender.
Former Broncos coach and current Chicago Bears coach John Fox praised Moore near the end of last season:
"He’s done a tremendous job. You bring up [his bouncing back] from that particular play [against Baltimore] and it speaks a lot for the kind of young man and human being he is, as well as a football player. He’s had a very good season. He’s a big reason why we’re where we are defensively."
Provided that Moore does not demand an exorbitant amount of money, is he a player you would like to see the Giants pursue?