Ex-NFL general manager Jeff Diamond believes that quarterback Daniel Jones will be a good fit for the New York Giants.
Former Minnesota Vikings general manager Jeff Diamond actually likes the pick. Diamond spoke on MSG150 and explained how Jones will eventually be a good fit for Big Blue.
Many fans believed that the Giants could’ve drafted an edge rusher with the No. 6 overall pick and that Jones would still be around at No. 17. Big Blue eventually took Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence at No. 17. However, Diamond doesn’t believe Jones would still be available, and that the Giants made the right move in reaching for him at No. 6.
“That would’ve been a great scenario for the Giants but if they thought Jones was the best fit and were concerned he wouldn’t be there, then I don’t blame them for taking him at No. 6,” Diamond said. “I say what’s done is done and let’s give this time to play out. In my 20-plus years of sitting in draft rooms and participating in the draft as a general manager or team president, I’ve seen plenty of draft picks get panned by analysts and fans only to wind up as Pro Bowlers.”
The Giants eventually took Georgia cornerback DeAndre Baker late in the first round at No. 30 overall. With him and Lawrence expected to improve the defense, Diamond seems to be a fan of the Giants’ selections.
“Dexter Lawrence is a good run-stopping defensive tackle, not a big pass rusher during his Clemson years (10 career sacks),” Diamond said. “For now, he’s a cheaper version of Damon Harrison who was a still productive player when the Giants traded him to Detroit. Deandre Baker looks to be a very good cover corner and should start early.”