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Giants news, 5/3: Giants awarded CB C.J. Goodwin, more news

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C.J. Goodwin in Super Bowl 51
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The New York Giants added yet another veteran cornerback on Wednesday as they were awarded C.J. Goodwin off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

Goodwin joins William Gay, Teddy Williams, B.W. Webb and Curtis Riley as corners added by the Giants to create competition behind Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple.

Goodwin is a big corner at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. He has played in 28 games with one start for the Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons.

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Giants — No. 8

While I didn't agree with the value of running back at No. 2 overall, especially with Sam Darnold available, the Giants are still a vastly improved offensive team with Barkley on the roster. There is a good chance New York regrets passing on Darnold, but Barkley will be a better pro this season and helps give New York a fighting chance at the NFC East. Hernandez in the second round was a steal. Carter is a better athlete than football player right now, but his value in the third round is much easier to stomach than the first-round projections. Like Hernandez, Hill was a steal and drafted a round later than he should have. Lauletta might not have a super high ceiling, but he is a smart, efficient passer who will play in the NFL for a long time, likely as a quality back-up.

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New GM Dave Gettleman had a clear vision to get back to a power running game in this draft -- and he did just that. You can question the potential value of drafting Saquon Barkley at No. 2, but he was top overall prospect and the second-highest-rated RB since Adrian Peterson. And I liked the second-round pick of guard Will Hernandez -- a mauling run-blocker at 6-foot-2, 327 pounds -- to pave the way for Barkley. The Giants had to address their offensive line this offseason, and between the Nate Solder signing and drafting Hernandez, they've done that. Third-rounder Lorenzo Carter is a good fit for James Bettcher's 3-4 defense at outside linebacker and DT B.J. Hill (third) and LB R.J. McIntosh (fifth) were good values.

Plus, the Giants got my guy, QB Kyle Lauletta from Richmond, in the fourth as a potential replacement down the road for Eli Manning. The Giants hit their top four needs with their top five picks. A solid draft.

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Personnel man 1: "They got the best player in the draft. He has a chance to be special. I don't think they wanted to pass on that. Without being in the Giants' building, I would say they have a lot of trust in Eli (Manning) that he has several good years left."

Personnel man 2: "If it were me, a lot of it depends on how long you think Eli's got. If you think he's got three years left, you get the best player available. If you think he's got one year and you like Sam Darnold, then you take him there. But they want to win. I think they're kind of built to win right now, so I totally get it."

Personnel man 3: "I wouldn't have (taken a quarterback). I'm not a full believer in any of those guys - from (either a durability, accuracy, or character standpoint). I think Barkley was the safest pick - from character (to) dynamic playmaker, can't go wrong with it. Even though he's a running back and it's not a premier spot, I think it's safe to say he'll be in that mold of Zeke (Elliott) or (Todd) Gurley-type impact."