Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins discusses the possibility of being drafted by the New York Giants with the No. 6 overall pick.
It’s clear going into this offseason that the New York Giants need a long-term plan at quarterback. Eli Manning is 38-years-old, and although he will most likely be a Giant next season, the time to look for his successor is now.
Luckily Big Blue has the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. No, it’s not a top-five selection. However, the Giants are the first team in the draft order that doesn’t have a long-term plan at quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals have Josh Rosen, the San Francisco 49ers have Jimmy Garoppolo, the New York Jets have Sam Darnold, the Oakland Raiders have Derek Carr, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have Jameis Winston.
And one of the guys the Giants have their eye on in this draft is Dwayne Haskins.
“I would love it,” Haskins stated when asked by Tom Rock of Newsday about the possibility of playing at MetLife Stadium next season. “I grew up watching Eli Manning back when he had [Jeremy] Shockey and [Amani] Toomer and Plaxico [Burress]. I loved that team.”
Haskins was a Giants fan while growing up in Highland Park, NJ.
The Ohio State QB threw for 4,381 yards and 50 touchdowns this past year, eventually defeating Washington in the Rose Bowl. Both numbers were Buckeye team records.
Haskins would most likely sit for a year and learn behind Manning. He would essentially get the Patrick Mahomes treatment, and we all know how that worked out.
Only time will tell as far as what the Giants decide to do in this upcoming draft. However, Haskins and the Giants would be a good fit. This year’s draft could very much work out for Big Blue in the long-term.