Giants: Signing Logan Ryan is a must after Sam Beal’s opt-out

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The New York Giants made a real effort to improve at the cornerback position this offseason. The signing of James Bradberry signaled that a No. 1 cornerback talent is finally in the mix. Now, the lower spots on the depth chart are of grave concern. Is Logan Ryan an option?

The secondary cornerback role for the Giants was supposed to go to DeAndre Baker, but he has squandered that opportunity due to off-field issues. He was recently placed on the commissioner’s exempt list after facing charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

It’s currently unclear if Baker is going to remain with the Giants much longer and it is a long-shot he will make it onto the field anytime soon. This creates a real need for New York to look at other options in order to fill the No. 2 cornerback role.

With Baker out of the picture, the Giants had no choice to shift course. The next best candidate to start opposite of Bradberry became Sam Beal. There was already legitimate concern in regards to his ability to handle such responsibility as he remains an unproven talent.

Now, the Giants won’t even get the opportunity to see what Beal can do in 2020 as he elected to opt-out of playing. New York is facing a desperate situation that simply can’t be overcome by turning to options that already are on their roster.

With that being said, let’s take a look at why the New York Giants need to do what’s needed to sign Logan Ryan.