Redskins team president Bruce Allen claims New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman had ‘no clue’ about their draft plan.
There’s been little support for New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman when it comes to selecting quarterback Daniel Jones at No. 6. Since the pick was made, many thought Jones would be available at No. 17, thus giving the Giants the freedom to select a pass-rusher with their initial pick.
Gettleman came out after the pick and said he knew two organizations had their eyes on Jones before the Giants’ pick at No. 17.
The Denver Broncos (No. 10) and Washington Redskins (No. 15) were apparently the teams that also liked the idea of Jones as their future quarterback. Not to mention, the Miami Dolphins selected No. 13 overall and they needed a quarterback as well. This, of course, was before they traded for then-Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen.
However, Redskins team president Bruce Allen attempted to refute Gettleman’s claims on Tuesday night’s edition of NFL Total Access.
“We picked the player we wanted to pick,” Allen said. The Redskins eventually took quarterback Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State at No. 15. “I’m almost positive Dave [Gettleman] has no clue what our draft board would be. I don’t know which draft boards he knows, but he doesn’t know ours.”
Gettleman has been doing what he can to support the selection he made. The lead guy of the Giants’ front office even brought up a “fan interaction” to back up his decision to take the Duke quarterback.
The Giants additionally took Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence at No. 17 overall. It was a pick that also raised some eyebrows.
Despite Lawrence being one of the more dominant defensive tackles in the draft, the Giants needed a premier pass-rusher. Big Blue was tied for 31st in the NFL in 2018 with 30 total sacks throughout the entire regular season.