2022 Third Round Draft Pick Cornerback Cor’Dale Flott
April 29, 2022
Q. How confident are you that you can play both inside and outside corner at the pro level?
COR'DALE FLOTT: I'm very confident. That's one thing I feel as far as versatility-wise, coming to this program, this organization, I focus more on what's going to be needed and what areas I'm going to be able to improve and help contribute to the team.
Q. Did you look at it as an opportunity this year when some of your outside guys got banged up and couldn't play, that you getting more and more time on the outside, kind of showed part of your game that people weren't anticipating?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Yeah, for sure. When that incident happened, I hate that for those players, but as far as me, it just gave me another opportunity to show more of what I can do and help contribute to the team – like I said I was going to do for this organization.
Q. Maybe some of the analysts didn't have you going at this point in the Draft, but did you expect to go in the third round?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Yes, I expected it, but not from the Giants, it definitely caught me surprised. I'm very excited.
Q. Why? Why was it a surprise that it was the Giants?
COR'DALE FLOTT: You know, I got along well with the coaches, and I just hear different things from coaches and teams when I was on visits. But I kind of low-key felt like the New York Giants, and the staff, and the cornerbacks coach kind of clicked. So, when I got their call, it was very surprising.
Q. How many visits did you have?
COR'DALE FLOTT: I had seven.
Q. Do you know (Wide Receiver) Kadarius Toney?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Yeah, he played for Blount (High School). He played in high school in my region.
Q. What was that like? What was that rivalry like between those two teams?
COR'DALE FLOTT: He’s a real human joystick for real. I’ve seen it with my own eyes – all throughout his career and when I played him before. I’ll definitely be able to have another chance to go against him again.
Q. Who won that matchup?
COR'DALE FLOTT: He did. He won, and that was the last time I’ve seen him. But we’re definitely going to play again, though.
Q. Who is the toughest guy you had to cover this year?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Toughest guy I had to cover this year, I would say Wan’Dale Robinson from Kentucky.
Q. Are you aware he's joining you here? Are you just blowing smoke, or is that legit and conveniently you guys are both here?
COR'DALE FLOTT: No, I'm for real. I’m not blowing smoke.
Q. What makes him so hard to cover?
COR'DALE FLOTT: He's just quick and elite, one of those guys in the slot you're not really going to be able to get your hands on right away. You’ve got to be able to create speed on top of the route. He’s a good receiver.
Q. Were you on him most of the game?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Yes, I was.
Q. The expectation I think is going to play a lot of man coverage in this defense. How comfortable are you in that type of scheme?
COR'DALE FLOTT: I'm very comfortable in that scheme. Coming to LSU, that's one of the main things we’re known for and that’s one of the things you know you’re going to do when you first commit to come and play DB there. I'm very comfortable with man-to-man coverage, so I'm excited.
Q: What do you know about New York/New Jersey?
COR'DALE FLOTT: Man, I'm excited. I’ve only been to Jersey once, when I was on a visit, so I’ve definitely got a lot to experience and a lot to learn from as soon as I step my foot in the door.
Q. How do you spell your first name? I've seen it a couple of ways.
COR'DALE FLOTT: It’s apostrophe, capital D.