New York Giants To Have Will Grier Visit On Thursday

Will Grier to the New York Giants would be a long shot based on Grier’s draft stock right now, rather than what it was at the start of the 2018 college football season, but such a move could still happen.

There was a point where Grier was one of the top prospects coming out of college before being overshadowed by others such as Dwayne Haskins Jr. or even smaller school quarterbacks such as Daniel Jones, but that doesn’t mean Grier isn’t attracting interest from around the league still.

According to Ian Rapoport, both Jones and Grier have already visited the Patriots, but Grier is also set for a visit with the Giants and two more teams which haven’t been named.

Grier played two years as the full time starter at West Virginia after transferring from Florida, throwing for 34 and 37 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons respectively. However, while Grier’s performances have been good, other quarterbacks have left a better impression on NFL scouts at this point and Grier isn’t known for being exceptional in anything.

The Draft Network rates Will Grier as a four star prospect and says this about him:

QB Will Grier is an exciting passer, but one lacking in some key areas that will restrict his effectiveness without remodeling his game. Grier has great flashes of spot accuracy, down field aggressiveness and extending of the play, but he’s too wild. Grier is at his best when his initial key is available, minimizing his time holding the ball. A quick passing offense would mitigate some of his issues within the pocket and allow him to dial in on his rhythm as a passer.

Because of Grier’s fallen draft stock, the player would be an option for the Giants to use the 17th pick on or even a second round pick rather than a first round one, letting them focus on improving another area of the team with the sixth pick while still finding a player to sit behind Eli Manning this year.

Whether or not Grier is the player to eventually come out from Manning’s shadow in the future, however, is debatable.