Taking Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft would be such a “New York Giants” thing to do. The fourth-ranked quarterback in a weak class being picked in the top 10 is a possibility, according to Bleacher Report.
The Giants have been linked to several players, including quarterbacks Jones, Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Drew Lock. Every passer mentioned that doesn’t have the last name “Jones” is better equipped to be the 6th overall pick. Haskins has immense tangible and intangible attributes, Lock is a potential home run pick with accuracy issues that if overcome, can be a franchise passer for years to come, and Murray is one of the most polarizing players in the draft.
If general manager Dave Gettleman does, in fact, make Jones his pick, not only will the fan-base revolt in absolute anger, but the reality of passing on multiple premium defenders for a mediocre collegiate signal caller will never settle.
The New York Giants are changing their ways:
However, the Giants took a different approach in 2018 than in previous years. They chose the best player on the board via their rankings, and that was by far, Saquon Barkley.
I believe they will take a similar approach in 2019, waiting to see how the draft shakes out until they reach the 6th pick – if Haskins or Murray remains available so be it, otherwise they will go defense and bolster a weak unit. There’s too much to overthink at this point and we shouldn’t believe a single rumor tossed out into the abyss of smokescreens.
What makes more sense in the draft?
The reality here is simple – the Giants cannot and will not reach for a player they’re not 100% sure on. Jones has too many flaws to be considered a top 10 pick and they should sit idly by until they’re on the clock. It allows them to take calls ahead of their pick and watch what other teams do. They can even give the Arizona Cardinals a call to see if Josh Rosen is available for trade. Ultimately, there are about 100 different scenarios that could happen, and predicting what the Giants will do is simply impossible.