After the NFL Draft, teams across the league were faced with more difficult decisions.
While each team has an opportunity to draft players, they then need to decide on a contractual agreement, officially signing that player to their team.
The New York Giants have recently locked down Deonte Banks, according to the team, via Ian Rapoport.
The #Giants and their rookie CB have agreed to terms on his 4-year, $13.6M fully guaranteed deal. https://t.co/FlZMdFuCDl
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2023
As Rapoport highlights, Banks’ contract is for four seasons, which includes $13.6 million in guaranteed money.
Banks was a highly-touted cornerback prospect from the University of Maryland.
Assuming he performs well during training camp, Banks should be a day-one starter for the Giants.
He is over six-feet tall and should be a great addition to a defense that could certainly use some assistance from a new defensive back or two.
The Giants have to play the Philadelphia Eagles twice per season, given that they are in the same division.
Jalen Hurts has quickly established rapport with A.J Brown and DeVonta Smith, a nightmare scenario for opposing defenses.
However, by adding Banks, the Giants get a blue-chip prospect that will likely be able to slow them down, resulting in a better opportunity to win games.
In their first year under Brian Daboll in 2022, the Giants made it to the playoffs, even winning their Wild Card game.
Will Banks and the defense be able to build on that strong performance, resulting in another playoff berth?
Daniel Jones took a gigantic leap forward last season and received a multi-year contract extension as a result.
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