The 2019 NFL Draft doesn’t offer the most talented crop of quarterbacks we’ve seen in years, but the New York Giants are in dire need of a signal caller to begin the successor process behind Eli Manning.
After the Giants passed on players like Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, and Josh Allen in 2018, they put themselves in a position of uncertainty. Thus far, quarterbacks like Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, and now Drew Lock have all been linked to the team. If you want to learn a bit more about their abilities, check out the linked article.
General manager Dave Gettleman and co. will meet with Lock as a part of the top-30 visits, looking into his intangibles after an impressive showcase at his Pro Day. It has been reported that the team is most likely going to take a defensive player with the No. 6 overall pick, but it’s unclear whether that’s a reality. Many different narratives are built up throughout the course of the offseason, as specific players are rumored and linked consistently with essentially no truth behind it.
What does Drew Lock offer the New York Giants?
One of the primary aspects I really find exciting about Lock is his potential for growth. A season behind Manning could be beneficial for the Missouri product. His elite arm talent and frame make him a prototypical option going into the draft, but a lack of consistency has plagued his draft stock.
Lock’s abilities are full of inconsistency. On one throw he will drop a dime into the lap of a receiver and the next he will miss them by a mile.
At pick 2.12 @diego_solares73 selects Missouri QB Drew Lock
“Despite not being my QB1 or 2, I like the upside. He has a cannon for an arm and there are some mechanical tweaks that need to be made to improve his accuracy, but I like him as an overall athlete and as a prospect” pic.twitter.com/M5ujShAmKQ
— Yards Per Fantasy (@YardsPer) April 4, 2019
Check out this throw – Lock puts it on a dime without using any lower body strength. His cannon of an arm slings the ball about 40-yards into the arms of his target.
But you'll also see Drew Lock miss easy throws pic.twitter.com/ddpZA8IdOu
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) March 28, 2019
Here’s an example of Lock overthrowing his man on an easy touch pass. This is the range of inconsistency he provides, and it could be directly linked to confidence. The Giants would certainly be getting a talented passer, but with the No. pick, they are better off taking Haskins or Murray.