Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress wants Big Blue to draft Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins this April.
A former New York Giants champ is giving his take on the quarterback situation for Big Blue.
Last week, former Giants receiver Plaxico Buress spoke on FS1’s “Undisputed” with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. The retired receiver thus gave his take on who the Giants should select with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.
“They have generational talent, but at the quarterback position, we just gotta find a way to solidify that position….and my mindset is if Dwayne Haskins is available at the sixth pick, we gotta take him,” Burress said. “Kyler Murray may end up at the New York Giants, but from a passing standpoint, with Sterling [Shepard] and Evan [Engram] and Odell [Beckham], Haskins…is a better fit for that offense.”
Ohio State’s Haskins is slated to go in the first round of the draft.
With the five teams ahead of the Giants (Cardinals, 49ers, Jets, Raiders and Buccaneers) all having long-term plans at quarterback, the Buckeyes quarterback could be available at No. 6.
Haskins threw for 4831 yards and 50 touchdowns in his lone, Rose Bowl-winning season at Ohio State. Both single-season Buckeye records. Haskins also grew up in New Jersey and has admitted to being a Big Blue fan growing up.
With current Giants quarterback Eli Manning holding onto the possibility of playing in 2019, Haskins could sit for a year behind Manning and learn. Burress, who played for the Giants from ’05-’08, seems to believe in that situation.
“From what I’m hearing, from what I understand, [Eli’s] gonna come back and play another,” said Burress. “They have to find a way to protect him, first and foremost. If you can’t protect him, he can’t go out and perform.”
I stand with Burress on this one. Yes, an eventual successor to Manning is inevitable. However, you still need an offensive line whether or not there will be an eventual successor on the roster.