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Giants' roster preview: CB Michael Hunter in running for CB spot

Hunter is part of a group of young corners fighting to make the team

Michael Hunter makes a tackle while playing for Indiana
Michael Hunter makes a tackle while playing for Indiana
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The New York Giants have Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple and perhaps Trevin Wade at cornerback. After that, the Giants have a group of unheralded or undrafted players competing for remaining spots on the 53-man roster or the practice squad.

One of those players is Michael Hunter, an undrafted rookie from Oklahoma State. Let's take a closer look at the 6-foot, 186-pound Hunter as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp in late July.

2015 Season in Review

A graduate transfer, Hunter played only one season at Oklahoma State.He previously played at Indiana. He had 20 tackles, two interceptions and a pass defensed. He also apparently had an impressive Pro Day.

Draft Insider Tony Pauline wrote that Hunter "displayed flashes of ability the past three seasons and has the skill set to get consideration as a dime cornerback or 4th safety."

2016 Season Outlook

Hunter is in a group that includes returnees Tramain Jacobs and Leon McFadden, along with undrafted rookies Donte Deayon of Boise State and Matt Smalley of Lafayette. Deayon has flashed during OTAs, while Hunter and Smalley have gone pretty much unnoticed. That, however, can change.

A couple of those guys will probably stick around, at least on the practice squad. Hunter appears to have the physical attributes to be one of them. We will have to see in training camp if he can earn a spot.