Should the New York Giants go Quarterback or Pass Rusher at No. 6?

The New York Giants could look to draft Dwayne Haskins with the No. 6 overall pick.

The decision to draft a quarterback for the New York Giants is being complicated by a potential trade for Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Josh Rosen. The thought is that a team could snag the 2018 top 10 draft pick for a second rounder, putting the lucky team in a position to walk away with a franchise signal caller and their first round pick.

The Giants have two first rounders, one of which (No. 17) was acquired in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. If Rosen is available, the 37th pick could be enough to snag him, allowing the Giants to draft two defenders in the first round.

The question is – should the Giants draft a QB or a pass rusher?

If the front office is keen on getting ‘their’ guy and molding them from the very beginning, they shouldn’t hesitate to draft a quarterback at No. 6. Dwayne Haskins is the premier option at the point that offers the most value outside of wild card Kyler Murray.

Rosen is the roadblock, as he represents a potential dream offseason if acquired. On the other hand, head coach Pat Shurmur has had success with passers outside of the first round before which could indicate a defenseman being selected at the top of the draft.

Options like linebacker Devin White, interior defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, and pass rushers Josh Allen, Montez Sweat and more, offer immense value. They’re impact players that would instantly upgrade their specific unit.

The Giants could make a mistake if they don’t take their chance now:

Last year, we saw Big Blue pass on a quarterback entirely in favor of Saquon Barkley, which didn’t turn out so bad, but with Eli Manning on his last leg, the team simply can’t wait any longer. I believe that a passer will be found this offseason, it’s just a matter of who. Rosen offers the most value in terms of draft capital, but he suffered through a tough 2018 campaign being sacked 55 times.

Rosen would still have an additional three years on his rookie deal if he was traded to New York and sat behind Manning for a season. This gives the Giants plenty of room to develop their team on the rookie deal of a QB – the offensive pieces are in place and the defense is steadily being built.

The upcoming draft as a great crop of defensive talent in the top 15 picks, which is why the decision to ‘draft’ a QB becomes even more difficult.

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