Giants Rookie Safety Thompson Out For The Season
The Giants have more problems at safety than they even thought, with two injuries at the position from Friday's first pre-season game.
Mykkele Thompson torn his ACL is done for the year. He had been drafted by New York in the fifth round and while he was not going to be a starter this season, he was set to have a role in a secondary that needs all the help they can get.
Heralded as one of the better moves in all of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Giants traded their second and fifth round draft picks for Landon Collins, who went down with a sprained MCL in his right knee during Friday's game.
"The level of concern has been there since day one because of the nature of where we are," said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Saturday afternoon. "Even going back to Nat Berhe being unable to come in here and practice, one of the few remaining safeties from our roster of a year ago.
"We obviously drafted two young players that we know were going to be able to help. Now we’ve lost one of those guys, the other issue is how quickly Landon can come back so he doesn’t miss out on anything, because he definitely needed last night. To be honest with you, he needed it.
"In order to be able to be in position, I think to where he’s seen a great deal of what takes place in the National Football League, and has been in games, and has had a chance to prepare and play, he needed last night. He didn’t get much last night, so certainly there’s concern."
The Giants' most obvious weakness was safety, well before they had these two injuries, which is why three of their picks went to the position this past draft.
With no one over-the-top impressing at camp, Coughlin said that the team will evaluate the possibility of adding a defensive back in the near future.