Ohio State quarterback and potential New York Giants draft prospect, Dwayne Haskins, will not be attending the NFL Draft in Nashville.
On Tuesday, the NFL released the names of the college football standouts who will be attending the NFL Draft. These elite players will all be in Nashville, Tennessee for the first-round festivities on April 25.
Among the quarterbacks that will be in attendance include Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, Duke’s Daniel Jones and Missouri’s Drew Lock. However, one name that wasn’t on the list was Ohio State product Dwayne Haskins.
Over concerns of his draft stock plummeting, Haskins will refrain from the risk of being in attendance without an eventual selection. When it actually happens, it’s not a great look, especially when you’re on national TV.
The New York Giants have had their eye on Haskins much of the offseason and do have two first-round selections. Big Blue picks No. 6 and 17 overall, having received the latter pick from the Cleveland Browns via the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. The Giants will be looking for Eli Manning‘s successor, but that doesn’t mean Haskins.
They’ve met with Lock recently and may have their eyes on Jones as well. Jones’ college head coach David Cutcliffe was Manning’s coach when he played at Ole Miss in the early 2000s.
This past season, Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns (both of which are Buckeye and Big-Ten records). He definitely has the skill set and talent to become a premiere, pocket-passing quarterback in the NFL. The Giants should at least consider him in the first round, whether it’s at No. 6 or even No. 17, if he’s still available.
In between the Giants’ two picks come selections from the Denver Broncos (No. 10 overall), the Miami Dolphins (No. 13), and the Washington Redskins (No. 15). Each team needs a long-term answer at the quarterback position right now and could look to take Haskins if he’s available.