The New York Giants have the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, but at this point in time, nobody knows who they will select.
Reports have Big Blue picking UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, NC State edge rusher Bradley Chubb. The options are plentiful for GM Dave Gettleman, but one player they’re supposedly very high on is USC signal caller Sam Darnold.
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The entire draft for the Giants comes down to who the Cleveland Browns pick. Gettleman likely has every scenario simulated and appropriated to fit the needs of the team. Taking Darnold would immediately provide an influx of talent at the quarterback position and create some great competition with Davis Webb.
If both quarterbacks pan out, they can always trade one for picks or players.
The wild card:
The wild card in the upcoming draft is in fact Davis Webb, and with OTA’s beginning Monday, the Giants will get a glimpse at his capabilities on the field. There is still no game-tape to evaluate, but this is the best the Giants can do for the time being.
The Giants reportedly are very high on Darnold, Chubb and Barkley, for obvious reasons. The debate between Chubb and Barkley is their NFL ready talent.
Barkley ‘wows’ scouts, and Chubb is a perfect fit for the new defensive scheme. But Darnold represents quality that could translate into years of superb quarterback play. All of the options are big risks, but luckily, we will find out the answer to our problems in 18 days.