The New York Giants will draft someone who isn’t a quarterback with their number two pick in this year’s NFL draft, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.
The New York Giants have the number two pick in the NFL draft and the question, is will they draft a quarterback who could serve as Eli Manning‘s eventual replacement?
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the Giants won’t be drafting a quarterback with the number two pick.
“Much smarter NFLers than me told me in the last few days that they think GM Dave Gettleman will pass on a quarterback to fill another major need at number two overall, and I don’t doubt it,” King said in his latest piece on SI.com. “But the Giants have a 37-year-old quarterback who has been average at best for the past six years, and I don’t see New York passing on a good quarterback crop when the chance to get the next long-termer is there.”
King says that if the Giants draft a quarterback then it would probably be Josh Allen, although Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are possibilities too. Darnold has said that it would be amazing if the Giants drafted him.
Baker Mayfield, whose ideal situation would be going to the Giants, is another possible quarterback that Big Blue could draft. ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale said in an Instagram post that he would like to see Mayfield in New York.
“Had a blast talking with Mr. Heisman Baker Mayfield as he was firing up the Sooner Crowd but Texas would not be denied / guy has a fantastic personality / Broadway Baker! Giants or Jets should bring him to the Big Apple ! It would be #awesomebaby,” Vitale wrote.
It appears that King might be right about Big Blue not taking a quarterback with the number two pick since they could be cutting some players. Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Marshall, Eli Apple, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, and Dwayne Harris could be cut by the Giants, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Of course Manning will be Big Blue’s quarterback in 2018. The question is how long will he be manning the helm of the Giants’ offense?