Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Two years into his NFL career Prince Amukamara has yet to live up to his billing as a highly-touted first-round draft pick who was supposed to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league. But after a week of training camp Amukamara has looked every bit like that player the Giants were hoping they’d see when they selected him 19th overall in 2011. “I think that every corner in this game wants to be the No. 1 corner and so that’s just the mindset that I have” Amukamara said after practice yesterday. “Just my confidence with this position playing defensive back you’ve got to have a certain level of confidence.” Anyone can say they want to be a No. 1 cornerback but proving it is something else. Amukamara has been very impressive so far making defensive plays daily and added another one yesterday with an interception. Amukamara has benefited from having veteran cornerbacks on the team including Aaron Ross who many thought Amukamara would replace as the Giants starting corner in 2012. “My rookie year here Ross Corey [Webster] and Terrell [Thomas] ... everyone was always helping each other out especially me and I applaud Ross just for the position he was in when they drafted a first-round corner in the last year of his contract” Amukamara said. Ross signed with the Jaguars before last season but Amukamara injured his ankle during training camp and was forced to miss the first two games of the season although he did start 11 of the 13 games he played in.
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