The New York Giants are fans of Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Daniel Jones in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
Sources close to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football claim that the Giants could be in position to take the top quarterback in the draft at No. 6. This would make sense, due to the five teams ahead of them (Cardinals, 49ers, Jets, Raiders, and Buccaneers) all having long-term plans at quarterback.
Also, according to those sources, the Giants have their eye on Ohio States’s Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, and Duke’s Daniel Jones. Jones is the only one out of the three quarterbacks who will be participating in the Senior Bowl.
Jones played under the same head coach in college that Manning played under in college as well. David Cutcliffe has been the head coach at Duke since 2008, and previously was Manning’s head coach at Ole Miss in the early 2000s.
When asked about the opportunity to be drafted by the Giants, Jones showed praise for Manning.
“That would be a huge opportunity for me to learn from one of the best quarterbacks to ever do it,” Jones said Tuesday at the site of the Senior Bowl, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
“He’s obviously proven how great he is and over the course of his career, he’s achieved a whole lot. To be able to learn from him and observe his daily routine, his practice habits, his preparation in areas of the game would be a huge opportunity for my growth and development.”
This past season at Duke, Jones threw for 2674 yards and 22 touchdowns to only nine interceptions. He also posted a 131.7 passer rating for the year. Decent stats, but definitely not up to the level that Haskins and Murray were both on this year.
Haskins threw for 4831 yards and 50 touchdowns for the Buckeyes, both Ohio State single-season records. Murray, on the other hand, threw for 4361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma, as well as rushed for 1001 yards and 12 touchdowns.
This, of course, resulted in Murray receiving the 2018 Heisman Memorial Trophy.