You probably already know by now that Dwayne Haskins Jr. has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, but what some may have missed is that the former Ohio State quarterback has already shown interest in being drafted by the New York Giants. That interest isn’t much, and is only a few sentences. Those sentences, however, are in line with earlier quotes from Haskins about being a fan of the Giants.
“I’m hoping for that too,” Haskins said in early December, to the Chicago Tribune. The subject was about the chance of playing for the Giants, and it seems like Haskins is fully on board with the idea of joining the team. However, for it to happen, Haskins would also have to last until the sixth overall pick, when the Giants make their selection.
Haskins is no stranger to playing for the teams that he’s cheered for growing up. He rather famously decided as a young child that he wanted to play for Ohio State, and years later, would become the starter there and lead them to a Rose Bowl victory. But could the same thing even reasonably happen for Haskins and the Giants?
Many consider him the best quarterback in the draft and before the Giants pick, the Raiders and the Buccaneers make their selections. Either team could realistically take a quarterback. It’s also not guaranteed that the Giants are out for a quarterback this year rather than a player at another position of need such as pass rusher or offensive lineman.
If they do draft a quarterback, though, Haskins has been the favorite prediction of many since the college season wrapped up with Haskins as one of the top offensive players in the country. One thing is certain, though, in a draft where a lot of questions exist going into it: if the Giants do land Haskins, they don’t have to worry about their first round pick lacking enthusiasm for being part of the franchise.