Former New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara doesn’t believe Big Blue should take a quarterback in the NFL Draft.
Seems like a former New York Giants center and Super Bowl champion is voicing his opinion on what Big Blue should do when the draft rolls around.
On Friday, former Giants champ Shaun O’Hara paid a visit to Good Morning Football on NFL Network. During his appearance, O’Hara touched on what the Giants should do when the NFL Draft rolls around in April.
Many believe this is the year the Giants get Eli Manning’s successor with the No. 6 overall pick. Being that Manning is 38 and entering the final year of his contract, many fans want to see the Giants take either Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray or Duke QB Daniel Jones.
That way, they could have that specific quarterback sit for a year and learn behind Manning, so they’re ready to go once Manning eventually calls it quits.
However, O’Hara seems to be swaying in a different direction.
“I think that makes them a better team,” O’Hara said. “So, I look at the sixth pick overall…Defense I think is on their mind.”
“You heard what [Giants GM] Dave Gettleman said after the season. ‘We scored more points than any other team in our division, and yet we didn’t win the division,'” O’Hara mentioned. “This team needs to get better on the other side of the ball as well.”
The former Giants offensive lineman and Super Bowl 42 champion is correct in some regards. They do have to look towards the defensive side of the ball a good amount during this offseason.
Big Blue was 24th in the NFL this past season in total defense, allowing 371.4 yards per game. They were additionally abysmal when it came to the pass rush, as they were tied for 30th in the league with only 30 sacks in 2018.
However, they do have to start looking towards the future with the quarterback situation. As much of an Eli fan as I am, there’s still no changing the fact that he’s 38-years old. At some point, it’s going to be time to move on.
There are more positions than just quarterback to focus on in this upcoming offseason. I think O’Hara made a great point with that. All-in-all, the only thing we can do is wait and see what Gettleman does in April.