Here’s what the experts had to say:
When the experts aren’t even sure what to do with your teams draft pick, that’s when you should start to be concerned, or not?
The New York Giants hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and they could go many different directions with the selection.
Expert Todd McShay of ESPN chose UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen for the Giants at No. 2, but after new head coach Pat Shurmur insisted that Eli Manning would be the starting quarterback, McShay changed his mind a bit.
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Here’s what he had to say:
“New head coach Pat Shurmur has publicly supported 37-year old Eli Manning as New York’s starting QB next season, so this pick remains the same as my last mock,” McShay expressed in his mock draft 2.0 released Tuesday morning. “The Giants could take Rosen as the heir apparent, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a team traded with the New York to get ahead of the Jets and Broncos to try to grab Rosen. Drafting Saquon Barkley to pair with Odell Beckham Jr. could be a possibility as well. The Giants have a lot of options.”
The overall consensus between draft experts is that Rosen will be the man for the Giants, but a handful of analysts believe Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will go to the Giants at No.2. Not a single expert have the Giants trading back and stockpiling picks for later rounds or even 2019.
The bottom line, Big Blue can’t go wrong with their pick whether they decide to take Rosen, Barkley or trade back to stockpile picks. Of course, one could be better than another in the future, but there’s a high probability of success with each option.