The New York Giants are certainly looking for their quarterback of the future in the 2019 NFL Draft, and current starter Eli Manning is aware and expecting his job to be in peril. However, his class has yet again stood out to the masses, sitting down with potential draft pick, Dwayne Haskins, during his two-day visit with Big Blue.
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NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano stated that Haskins and Manning sat down for lunch as the younger passer picked the brain of the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and has begun developing a pre-mature relationship ahead of the draft.
Could this be an indication of what the Giants are thinking? Certainly…but I wouldn’t look into it too much. Equate this to a job candidate sitting down with a current employee to talk about the position and what they should expect.
General manager Dave Gettleman mentioned that whoever succeeds Eli Manning must have a tough mindset and be strong against the New York media. Haskins surely has the intangible skills to hold his own against a vicious fan-base, something Manning has dealt with over the course of his tenure. Luckily, he has managed to stay off of social media and maintain his stature.
The New York Giants could grab Dwayne Haskins at No. 6:
It’s very possible Gettleman elects to spend the 6th pick on Haskins, passing on premium defensive talent to ensure he gets his guy when the opportunity arises. Haskins threw for 50 touchdowns last season and just eight interceptions. With only one-year of playing experience under his belt in college, sitting behind Manning for a season would do wonders for his development. That might be the mindset Gettleman and Pat Shurmur have as we edge closer towards draft time.