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NFL Draft results: Giants select Minnesota CB Chris Williamson 247th overall in Round 7

After three straight, the run on linebackers comes to a close

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The New York Giants have selected Minnesota cornerback Chris Williamson in Round 7 of the 2020 NFL Draft, 247th overall. Williamson is the second Golden Gopher selected by the Giants in Round 7, following linebacker Carter Coughlin (218th).

Williamson is also the second cornerback selected by the Giants, who took UCLA’s Darnay Holmes in Round 4, 110th overall.

In his 2020 Draft guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic said:

Williamson, who is mentored by former NFL corner Ray Buchanan, challenges routes and plays physical early in the down to disrupt the offensive timing. He also shows his aggressive nature in run support, although he tends to be reckless as a tackler (double-digit missed tackles in 2019). He is easily fooled by fakes and his eyes are often in the wrong place, making him late to read route breaks. Overall, Williamson is highly confident with the play personality of a hybrid nickel defender, but his undisciplined tendencies lead to chunk plays for the offense.

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Giants draft picks

Round 1 (No. 4) — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Round 2 (No. 36) — Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3 (No. 99) — Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Round 4 (No. 110) — Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Round 5 (No. 150) — Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
Round 6 (No. 183) — Cam Brown, LB, Penn State
Round 7 (No. 218) — Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota
Round 7 (No. 238) — T.J. Brunson, LB, South Carolina
Round 7 (No. 247) — Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota
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