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Giants’ 2019 NFL Draft: CB Corey Ballentine selected 180th overall

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Yet another cornerback added

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl
Corey Ballentine
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The New York Giants selected Washburn cornerback Corey Ballentine on Saturday in Round 6 of the 2019 NFL Draft, 180th overall.

Ballentine is the third cornerback selected by the Giants in this draft, joining Deandre Baker (30th overall) and Julian Love (108th). The Giants also selected Sam Beal in last year’s Supplemental Draft.

In his draft guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic has this to say about Ballentine:

A sprinter on Washburn’s track team, Ballentine plays with the suddenness to stay in the pocket of receivers on tape and he didn’t look out of place vs. better competition during Senior Bowl week. He isn’t shy getting physical and his experience on special teams should help him earn a roster spot. Overall, Ballentine needs to tidy up the technical aspects of the position, but he has the athleticism to survive on an island with the coachable make-up that will set him apart during camp, projecting best in the slot.

ESPN says:

Ballentine has average size, slightly above-average length and good top-end speed. He lines up on the inside and the outside. He’s fluid with average quickness transitioning out of breaks. Playing speed matches timed speed, and he recovers well. He plays the ball, not the man in zone. His frame (5-foot-11, 196 pounds) raises concerns about his ability to match up with bigger receivers.

The full list of picks by the Giants is below.

Giants draft picks

Round 1 (No. 6) -- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Round 1 (No. 17) -- Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

Round 1 (No. 30)Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Round 3 (No. 95) -- Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion

Round 4 (No. 108)Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Round 5 (No. 143) -- Ryan Connelly, LB, Wisconsin

Round 5 (No. 171)Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn

Round 6 (No. 180) -- Corey Ballentine, CB, Washburn

Round 7 (No. 232) --

Round 7 (No. 245) --

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