The New York Giants aren’t shy at all about their attraction to Ohio State QB and top draft prospect Dwayne Haskins.
With the NFL Scouting Combine occurring in Indianapolis, IN, this past week, teams were able to get a good look at potential prospects. This of course includes the New York Giants getting a look at Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins.
And, according to multiple sources, the Giants loved him. Big Blue offensive coordinator Mike Shula even spent a good amount of time with Haskins.
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News writes, “(Mike) Shula put (Dwayne) Haskins (6-3, 231 pounds) through his initial throwing warm-up himself and also spent 8-to-10 minutes chatting with Haskins on the sideline while others threw, something Shula didn’t do with any other QBs while the media was present.”
Haskins could be a good fit for the Giants’ Eli Manning succession plan.
Big Blue plans to implement the “Patrick Mahomes method,” since they intend to start Manning for the 2019 season. They will, however, pick up a young quarterback to sit and develop behind the 38-year-old starter.
Haskins could very well be that guy.
“Though it can be tough (and unfair) to judge a person from one 15-minute press conference, the Giants had to like what they saw from at least one potential ‘face’ on Friday,” writes Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who remains the most likely of this quarterback class for the Giants to target with the sixth pick, was impressive at the podium. He was engaging, confident, charismatic and even funny at times. He managed to adeptly duck any loaded questions and didn’t come across too cocky.”
Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns during the 2018 season. Both numbers were Big-10 and Buckeye records.
Per Vacchiano, when asked if he was ready to take on the responsibility of being the face of a franchise, Haskins answered, “without a doubt.”