Drew Lock
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The New York Giants will host Missouri quarterback Drew Lock this week, who’s slated to be an early-round talent in this year’s NFL Draft. 

The New York Giants have a number of picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. The slate includes the No. 6 and 17 overall picks in the first round to which Big Blue could look to find quarterback Eli Manning‘s successor.

Main targets at the quarterback position include Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Duke’s Daniel Jones. However, this week, the Giants will be hosting Missouri QB Drew Lock, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com.

Lock is expected to be an early-round talent in the draft and could be the future of the Giants at that position.

After all, the Giants wouldn’t be meeting with him if they weren’t considering him as an option.

If Big Blue were really focusing on Lock, it may not be a great idea to wait until the 17th pick or even the second round to get it done. The Denver Broncos have the 10th pick in the draft and the Washington Redskins have the 15th pick. Both organizations need young quarterbacks for the future.

Newly-acquired Broncos QB Joe Flacco won’t be Denver’s main guy forever. Newly-acquired Redskins QB Case Keenum won’t be the front-man for the Skins offense for years to come either.

If the Giants really like Lock, they should get him at No. 6 before anyone else can.

Lock played all four years of eligibility at Missouri. He threw 28 touchdowns to only eight interceptions in his senior year, with a 62.9 completion percentage. This totaled out as a 147.7 rating for the SEC quarterback.

Whomever the Giants select for their successor to Manning, they could most definitely implement the “Kansas City” model. This would mean the young quarterback selected would sit behind Manning only to eventually receive the starting position when the Giants and Manning finally part ways.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.