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Giants moving Mykkele Thompson to cornerback

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With depth at the safety position seemingly solidified following the addition of Duke Ihenacho last week, the New York Giants are moving a former fifth-round pick from safety to cornerback.

According to James Kratch of, the Giants have moved Mykkele Thompson to cornerback.

Thompson is practicing at the position during the team’s OTAs. He’s appeared in just one game for the Giants after being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. A knee injury derailed his season last year and landed him on injured reserve in September.

With Landon Collins, Ihenacho, Darian Thompson, Andrew Adams and Nat Berhe still left at safety, Thompson has a better chance of contributing at cornerback if he can make the transition successfully.

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5 Responses to “Giants moving Mykkele Thompson to cornerback”
  1. dutchschafer says: May 30, 2017 7:10 AM

    His last pair of game used cleats as a safety are now up for grabs on eBay!!


  2. averageatbest17 says: May 30, 2017 8:48 AM

    This is another example of Jerry Reese wanting to give a draft pick a chance to see what he is. The safety position is pretty much stacked and if he makes the team he can play multiple positions but I would rather bring back Leon hall and let this guy go

  3. footballisnotthatimportant says: May 30, 2017 12:38 PM

    Mykkele…….is that supposed to be pronounced Michael?

  4. goldtooth80 says: Jun 1, 2017 4:04 PM

    He is Athletic and should transition well.

    Giants are thin from a depth perspective in the secondary

  5. mindelm42 says: Jun 2, 2017 3:56 PM

    can’t hurt…Jackrabbit, Eli Apple, and DRC can use a little depth behind them

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