New York Giants: CBS Mock Sends Wilson To NY, Murray To Seattle

Should the New York Giants draft Oklahoma star, Kyler Murray?

With the NFL Draft drawing closer and closer, it’s not hard to find trade predictions ranging from the likely to the outlandish. Perhaps between the two extremes is the one laid out by the latest CBS Sports mock draft, which predicts that the New York Giants will go for quarterback Russell Wilson over picking any player in the first round this year. Is it likely? Maybe not, given the moves the Giants front office has made so far.

But out of the veteran options for trades, it looks like Wilson is the one that has the most ‘connection’ to New York and the Giants already, so to speak.

Here’s the specifics of the scenario:

New York gives up its two first-round picks this year (No. 6 and No. 17) as well as a second-round pick this year AND a second-round pick in 2020 in exchange for Wilson. That’s four pretty darn good picks and about as close as the Seahawks will get to the hypothetical three first-round selections they want for Wilson.

The mock draft has the Seahawks taking Kyler Murray with the third pick as their replacement for Wilson. But in reality, of course, the Jets are picking third overall. In this scenario, the Seahawks trade their second round pick and the number six overall pick to the Jets, who take offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor from Florida.

While this scenario would fix the quarterback problems for the Giants, it doesn’t seem like a likely route. The team would inherit the problems that the Seahawks are having right now with figuring out the problem of paying Russell Wilson, and it doesn’t look like the Giants bothered acquiring another first round draft pick as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade just to trade that pick to move out of the first round entirely.

The most likely route is that the Giants don’t acquire a quarterback at all or go for a rookie one over a veteran this year. But if they did make the move to bring Russell Wilson in? That would definitely restore some interest in this season and would be a sight to see.

New York Giants: Victor Cruz Advocates For Kyler Murray As Best QB

Ask a number of people who the best quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft is and you’re sure to get a number of different answers. Ask which quarterback the New York Giant should take, and whether or not they should even take one at all, and you’ll get even more answers that vary wildly from one another.

Kyler Murray has been a speculated option for the Giants ever since Murray declared for the draft and decided to play football at the next level instead of taking more of a sure thing by going to the MLB, where he was already drafted by the Oakland Athletics and had plenty of money waiting.

But there’s plenty of concerns about whether Murray is actually the best quarterback in the draft, even while being mocked to the Cardinals at number one overall by some experts. There is one famous player, however, that thinks that Murray is the top member of the quarterback class. That would be recently retired former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who supported Murray when asked about the best quarterback prospect in the upcoming draft.

“I’m a guy that loves things that don’t show up in the stat sheet, things that guys see when they put their film on, ‘are you a winner?’ and things of that nature,” Cruz told the New York Post, after complimenting Murray’s intangibles. “He pretty much checks all those boxes, although he’s not 6’4″, he definitely checks all those boxes for me.”

Murray would be the shortest starting quarterback in the league if he does end up in such a role following the draft. Intangibles are also hard to base draft choices off of. After all, plenty of players have been leaders in college but failed to make a splash at the next level, especially at the quarterback position. Just ask Tim Tebow.

But Murray looks to have more than just intangibles, winning the Heisman Trophy during his last year with the Oklahoma Sooners. Will the New York Giants consider putting Murray behind Eli Manning this season if they spend the sixth pick on him to strengthen the team’s future at quarterback? It doesn’t seem like the most likely option and Murray may very well be off the board by the time they pick at number six overall.

Still, the Giants front office has been anything but predictable this offseason. And if there’s one thing to take away from that when dealing with General Manager Dave Gettleman, it’s to expect the unexpected.

Kyler Murray Joins List Of Players To Visit New York Giants

The New York Giants are definitely looking at all the options when it comes to the upcoming NFL Draft. The team’s most high profile visits have been with quarterbacks and it was news recently when they hosted West Virginia star Will Grier for a visit. Now, more information has come out and it looks like the team brought in Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray on the same day.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants had Murray for a visit on Thursday. Murray joins the ranks of others who have visited the Giants, which includes not just the aforementioned Grier but also local outlier Trace McSorley and non-quarterback players such as Rashan Gary and Clelin Ferrel.

Murray was one of the best players overall during the college season but has some question marks coming into the NFL such as his size, standing at only 5’9″ or so. But while the height is the most publicized trait of Murray’s, there’s also other question marks such as the offense that Murray is coming out of, which isn’t very similar to an NFL style offense, and the fact that Murray will not be able to rely on superior teammates in the NFL like at Oklahoma.

Despite those question marks existing, though, Murray has been linked with the number one overall pick by a number of mock drafts and there’s plenty of talks about the Arizona Cardinals trading Josh Rosen to acquire Murray as their new starter instead.

Until recently, the Giants were often named as a part of those trade rumors. Murray looks like an outlier in terms of draft options for the team. There’s not a guarantee Murray makes it past the first pick, and if he does, there’s a number of questions keeping Murray from becoming Eli Manning’s successor.

New York Giants: How The Giants Could Construct The Kansas City Model

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The New York Giants are officially in the market for a quarterback. Both general manager Dave Gettleman and co-owner John Mara have admitted that the team will be looking for a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.

This has been speculated for quite some time now. Eli Manning is 38 years old and heading into his 6th season. Statistically, Manning has been solid in recent years. However, no one can play forever.

As head coach Pat Shurmur said, Eli is closer to 40 than he is to 20. The clock has officially begun ticking; the Giants need to find the next franchise quarterback.

Eli Manning will be around in 2019. The Giants already paid him his roster bonus and assured the press that he is the starting quarterback in 2019. However, Dave Gettleman has also floated around the idea of keeping Eli on the team in order to mentor a rookie quarterback. Dave Gettleman calls this the “Kansas City Model.”

What Is The Kansas City Model?

When Dave Gettleman uses the phrase “Kansas City Model,” he is referring to how the Kansas City Chiefs groomed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to success in his second season. The Chiefs had Alex Smith in 2017, who was a solid starting quarterback. Despite this, the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes with the 10th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs then went on with Alex Smith as the starting quarterback during the 2017 NFL season. In 2018, the Chiefs decided it was time to let “Showtime” Patrick Mahomes take over. They traded away Alex Smith and committed to Patrick Mahomes as the full-time starting quarterback. Mahomes went on to have a historic 2018 season.

In 2018, Patrick Mahomes was phenomenal. Mahomes brought the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game and won NFL MVP. Patrick’s stats were insane in 2018. He threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns with only 12 interceptions in his first season as a starter. With production like this, it is easy to see why Dave Gettleman is so fond of the “Kansas City Model.”

Which Quarterbacks Fit The Kansas City Model?

The 2019 NFL Draft has 4 quarterback prospects who could potentially be drafted in the 1st round. The Giants will need to decide if they want to go through with the “Kansas City Model,” then figure out which quarterback prospect is the best fit.

A quarterback who is not fit for the “Kansas City Model” is Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. Murray is going to start from day one in the NFL. He is a special talent whose only true flaw is his small size.

Despite this, Murray is a talented, dual-threat quarterback who will have an offense completely built around him due to his special running and passing abilities. This is why he will need to start. With Murray, there is no time to waste. The offense will be built around him, so it would be a waste of time to have another quarterback play in Murray’s personalized offense.

Dwayne Haskins is the quarterback most analysts think the Giants will end up with after the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins had an impressive junior season at Ohio State University. He was extremely efficient, throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions in his only season as a starter.

Since Haskins only played one year as a starter in college, he would benefit from a year of learning in the NFL. Dwayne Haskins has also publicly said he would love the opportunity to learn behind Manning. Haskins grew up a Giants fan and has a lot of respect for the franchise legend, Eli Manning.

Another quarterback who could fit the “Kansas City Model” is Daniel Jones. Daniel played 3 seasons as a starter at Duke. However, he still has a lot of room to grow as a quarterback. Jones has been linked to the recently because of his connection to Eli Manning.

Jones and Manning had the same head coach in college, David Cutcliffe. Jones also knows Manning personally from workouts on Duke’s campus. Daniel Jones is also open to sitting and learning for a year behind Eli.

Daniel Jones threw 22 touchdown passes in 2018 with 9 interceptions and only 2,674 yards. He has the ideal body type for an NFL quarterback and is a smart young man. However, his lack of elite production and accuracy at the collegiate level are the reasons Jones is looked at as a project quarterback. If he is groomed properly, Daniel Jones could be the next Eli Manning.

New York Giants Could End Up With An Elite Defender And Quarterback In 2019 Draft

Could the New York Giants find a way to secure Quinnen Williams?

The New York Giants face a dilemma in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Giants have decided to completely rebuild the team. They allowed their starting safety, Landon Collins, to walk in free agency and traded away superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.

This leaves the Giants with holes all over their roster that they will need to fill in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some fans want to see the Giants draft the next franchise quarterback. Other fans want to see the team take an elite defensive prospect. There is a way the Giants could end up with both.

How The Giants Could Get An Elite Defender

The 2019 NFL Draft class is filled with defensive talent. The top defensive prospects in this class are elite, potentially future all-pro players. Players like Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Quinnen Williams are being looked at as elite prospects.

These players should all go in the top 5. However, there is a way the Giants could get one of these players with the 6th pick.

One of these players will have to fall due to a team trading up for a quarterback, or a team in the top 3 reaching on a player at a position of need. The Jets have been consistently brought up in trade rumors. If they trade their pick to a quarterback-needy team, such as the Dolphins, that would mean one of these players will fall.

In addition, if a team like the 49ers decide to skip out on one of these prospects, that would cause a defender to fall. The 49ers traded for Dee Ford recently, so it would not be a surprise if they decide they are fine on defense. The 49ers could take wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. They need a receiver, so it would not be surprising if they reached on one.

Assuming the Cardinals draft Kyler Murray 1st overall, the 49ers draft D.K. Metcalf, and the Jets trade away the 3rd pick, the Giants will be able to draft one of Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The top 3 picks will be crucial for the Giants and there quest to draft a top 3 defensive prospect.

The Raiders, more likely than not, will draft one of the elite defenders with the 4th pick. The Buccanneers will probably draft the best player available, however, it is possible they do not take Bosa, Allen, or Williams. The Buccaneers have been linked to linebacker Devin White.

If these possible outcomes happen, the Giants can end up with either Quinnen Williams, Nick Bosa, or Josh Allen. At the very least, they will be able to draft Devin White. These players would be instant-impact starters on the Giants defense and could change the course of the franchise for the next decade.

If the Giants draft a defender with the 6th pick, how will they be able to draft a quarterback, too?

How The Giants Could Get A Franchise Quarterback

By trading Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants were able to acquire the 17th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Additionally, this trade might also allow the Giants to draft their next franchise quarterback. The 17th overall pick will be a key selection for the Giants’ future.

The Giants have plenty of options with the 17th pick. If they want to use it to draft a quarterback, they could stay put and draft the best one available. Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, or Will Grier will be names to watch at 17.

However, if the Giants do not want to stay at 17, they could potentially trade their way back into the top 10 and draft a quarterback. In this scenario, the Giants could end up with Dwayne Haskins and an elite defender- this would be most Giants fans’ dream draft.

If a team does not trade up with the Jets to draft Dwayne Haskins, and the Giants draft an elite defender, Haskins will most likely fall all the way to the 10th pick before a team considers drafting him. The Giants will be at 17 and could potentially trade up to the 9th pick to keep Haskins away from Denver. The Bills hold the 9th pick and drafted their franchise quarterback last year.

According to the Walter Football NFL Draft Value Chart, the 17th overall pick is worth 950 points. If the Giants are looking to trade back into the top 10, it will cost them their 17th pick (950) and their 2nd round pick (530). The 9th pick is worth 1,350 points, so the Giants’ 17th and a 2nd round pick could get the deal done. However, the Bills will have all the leverage, so the Giants might have to throw in a future pick or maybe even a player.

The Giants have a rare opportunity here. They could acquire the face of the franchise’s defense and offense in the same draft. The 17th pick is only 8 spots behind the 9th, so the Bills would not lose out on too much if they traded back with the Giants. If the Bills intend to draft a receiver, the 17th pick will still get them a top 3 receiver in this draft class, and load up on extra draft picks from the Giants. It is a win-win situation.

Imagine a New York Giants roster that features Dwayne Haskins AND Quinnen Williams/Nick Bosa/Josh Allen

New York Giants: Three Potential Quarterback Options For 2019 And Beyond

The New York Giants could draft Dwayne Haskins with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Eli Manning is 38 years old. The 2019 NFL season will be Eli’s 16th season as a quarterback for the New York Giants. Playing his 16th season with the Giants will officially make Eli Manning the highest paid player in NFL history.

It has been widely debated whether or not the Giants should keep Manning in 2019. Whether they keep him or not, the Giants need to secure a future franchise player at the quarterback position. Eli Manning cannot play forever. The Giants need to find their future face of the franchise as soon as possible.

Luckily for them, the 2019 offseason has plenty of options at the quarterback position.

Kyler Muray

The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray, officially chose football over baseball. The electric dual-threat quarterback is expected to go number one overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. His connection to Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury makes that a real possibility.

However, nothing is set in stone. The Cardinals could be constructing a major smoke-screen in order to trade the number one pick for a major haul of assets. If the Giants are in love with Kyler and believe he can be their next franchise quarterback, they could trade up to the first pick in the draft and take him.

This move would not come cheap. The Giants would likely need to give up at least two first round picks and a second round pick to make it happen. The Giants showed great interest in Murray at his Pro Day, so it is possible they will consider trading up for him.

However, considering Kyler Murray had 4,361 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, 1,001 rushing yards, and 12 rushing touchdowns, he just might be worth the high price to pay. Kyler Murray is definitely the most talented quarterback in the draft, but he is not a perfect prospect.

Kyler Murray was rumored to have poor Combine interviews. On top of that, he has an unprecedented height from the quarterback position. Standing at 5′ 10″, Kyler Murray will be one of the shortest quarterbacks in NFL history. This is a trait that might cause some teams to take him off of their draft board.

Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State also had an incredible 2018 season. Haskins finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Dwayne was statistically immaculate in 2018.

In his 2018 season, Haskins broke records. He threw 50 touchdown passes to only 8 interceptions. He also gained 4,831 yards through the air. Unlike Kyler Murray, Haskins is not much of a runner, so his rushing yards are nothing to go crazy about. However, he did have 4 rushing touchdowns, showing he can get the job done on the ground when he needs to.

Dwayne Haskins is a pro-style, pocket passing quarterback. He has the ability to read defenses and make excellent pre-snap adjustments. The Giants have shown interest in him. They scouted him during the collegiate season and interviewed him at the Combine. Haskins is a Giants fan so he would love to play for Big Blue and would also be willing to learn behind Eli Manning for a year.

The Giants might be able to get Haskins with their 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, if they feel like that is too risky, they would likely only need to trade up to the third pick in order to secure Dwayne Haskins.

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen will be entering his second NFL season in 2019. His 2018 rookie campaign was a disaster. Playing for the Arizona Cardinals, Josh Rosen threw only 11 touchdowns in 14 games to a total of 14 interceptions. In his defense, Rosen was playing behind the worst offensive line in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.

His rookie season was not all bad, however. Rosen flashed his potential a few times in his rookie season. With a better coaching staff, better offensive weapons, and an offseason of training, Rosen could be a special player for another team.

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Josh Rosen was selected by the Cardinals with the 10th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. At the time, it looked as though Arizona had secured their future franchise quarterback. That was until Arizona decided to tear it down. They fired their coaching staff and hired a new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury.

Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray have a strong connection. It is widely believed that Kingsbury has already made up his mind and has plans to select Kyler Murray with the 1st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. If this happens, Josh Rosen will be traded.

The Giants liked Josh Rosen as a prospect last offseason. If Rosen is made available for trade, the Giants reportedly would be interested in trading for him. The reported asking price for Rosen is a third-round pick. If the Giants believe Josh Rosen has franchise quarterback potential, then trading a second or a third-round pick would be a steal.

New York Giants Aren’t Hiding Their Interest In Kyler Murray

The New York Giants have begun to analyze Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray on a more in-depth level since the NFL Combine several weeks ago. Both head coach Pat Shurmur and Chris Mara attended the mobile passer’s Pro Day, watching him sling the ball around the field with pristine accuracy and precision.

One of the more interesting aspects of this offseason has been the Giants’ approach towards breaking down the 2019 class of signal callers. It began with comments from Daniel Jones and Haskins portraying their hope to come to New York and learn behind Eli Manning. Murray’s response wasn’t as confident or professional – but with the national spotlight shining down on him and his decision to declare for the draft, what can you expect?

The New York Giants would be taking a calculated risk with Kyler Murray:

Murray had a stellar 2018 season with the Sooners, racking up 4361 passing yards and 1001 rushing yards. He totaled 54 scores and seven interceptions in his Heisman winning campaign. His abilities are exciting and impactful, but most of all, different. At just 5’10”, Murray is on the shorter side. We’ve seen quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Drew Brees success before at a less than adequate height, but there are ways to work around it.

The 205-pound passer would be a unique fit in the Giants’ offense, as they have begun changing the ideology of their scheme. With the trading of Odell Beckham Jr. and the acquisition of Kevin Zeitler, it seems as if the team is headed towards a ground-and-pound style.

The New York Giants are building a foundation for the offense:

Signing slot receiver Golden Tate offers Eli Manning a top-end option that has playoff experience and toughness. Short to intermediate routes seem like the future of the offense, but focusing in on the offensive line and preparing the seamless succession of Manning is the priority now.

With the No. 6 overall pick in the draft, the Giants have a real shot at grabbing a player like Murray. I imagine he would sit behind Manning for a year as he develops and learns the ropes from a seasoned veteran. Entering the 2020 season with plenty of knowledge and ability, he would have a good offensive line and plenty of weapons to help him succeed.

While this is hypothetical, it’s important to recognize what general manager Dave Gettleman is doing now to prepare the quarterback of the future.

New York Giants: Three Wide Receivers That Could Replace Odell Beckham Jr.

On Tuesday night, the New York Giants shocked the NFL world. They traded superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. This opened up another huge hole on the Giants’ roster.

The Giants received the 17th overall pick in the Beckham Jr. trade. Much speculation has been made around what the Giants plan to do with that pick. Now that the Giants do not have a true number one receiver on the team, they could consider drafting a wide receiver at 17.

D.K. Metcalf

Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf became a superstar at the 2019 NFL Combine. Metcalf is a huge receiver, standing tall at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing in at 228 pounds. D.K. became a social media sensation with posted images of his shredded body. Since then, he has been on the rise as a prospect.

Metcalf has likely sky-rocketed his draft stock into the top 10. However, he has been projected all over the place. Some analysts have mocked him in the top 10, some outside of the top 20.

Despite his big frame, Metcalf is a speedy receiver. He ran an incredible 4.33 40-yard dash. His incredible Combine did not stop there, however. Metcalf also posted 27 bench press reps and measured a 40.5-inch vertical jump. It will be tough for NFL teams to matchup against an athletic freak like D.K. Metcalf.

D.K. Metcalf is not just impressive during workouts. He has shown tremendous talent on the field, too. Metcalf only played in 7 games in 2018 due to injury, but he was very productive when he was on the field. In 2018, D.K. Metcalf caught 26 passes with 5 touchdowns and 569 yards. His 21.9 yards per catch average is especially impressive.

A.J. Brown

D.K. Metcalf is not the only great receiver coming out of Ole Miss this year. His teammate, A.J. Brown was Ole Miss’s true number one receiver in 2018. Brown played only one season of football in college (2018), but it was impressive enough to prove that he is ready for the NFL.

A.J. Brown caught 85 passes for 1,320 yards in 2018. He also added 6 touchdowns. Brown was not as much of a deep-threat as Metcalf was, but he could do it all. He still managed to have a 15.5 yards per reception average and Brown is an excellent route-runner. Brown stands at about 6 feet 1 inch and 225 pounds. This is a great size for a receiver prospect.

Brown posted a 4.49 40-yard dash at the Combine. Not blazing speed, but definitely good enough to compete in the NFL. A.J. also showed strength and explosiveness with 19 bench press reps, a 36.5 vertical jump, and 120-inch broad jump.

A.J. Brown is not simply a possession receiver either. He has shown the ability to make plays after the catch. Check out this 84-yard catch and run:

Here is a clip of Brown making a one-handed catch at the Combine, thrown by Dwayne Haskins. Could this connection come to Big Blue in 2019? Since the Giants now hold the 6th and the 17th overall picks, it is a real possibility.

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

Oklahoma has produced some of the best prospects in recent years. Last year’s number one overall pick, Baker Mayfield to name one. This year’s top quarterback prospect Kyler Murray to name a second. Kyler Murray’s favorite target, Marquise Brown, to name a third.

Marquise Brown is a speedy receiver out of Oklahoma who has the potential to be the next Tyreek Hill or Desean Jackson. In 2018, Brown caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brown did not run the 40-yard dash at the Combine, but he has been praised by NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah for being the “fastest player in the draft” on multiple occasions.

Football talent runs through Marquise’s blood. He is the cousin of top NFL receiver Antonio Brown. However, Marquise and Antonio have different playstyles. Antonio is a possession receiver, but Marquise is a deep threat.

Marquise Brown also has the ability to turn a short reception into a long touchdown. This play should remind fans of Odell Beckham and his ability to take a slant to the house:

New York Giants: Quarterback Prospects Weigh In At The Combine

Should the New York Giants draft Oklahoma star, Kyler Murray?

The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine officially began on Thursday, February 28th. On Thursday, the 2019 Draft prospects were officially weighed and measured. All eyes were on this year’s quarterback class.

After NFL teams had their coaches and general managers conduct press conferences on Wednesday, fans and analysts were keeping a keen eye on a few specific prospects. For the Giants, those prospects were Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins.

Giants’ head coach Pat Shurmur committed to veteran Eli Manning Wednesday. However, him and general manager Dave Gettleman both acknowledge Eli’s age. He turned 38 years old in January. As Pat Shurmur said, Eli is “closer to 40 than he is to 20.”

With Eli’s age being a factor, the Giants are aware they need to have a plan for the future. Gettleman and Shurmur both admitted they are thinking about a succession plan and they are scouting this year’s quarterback class. With all this in mind, it is easy to assume the Giants took notes of the quarterbacks’ measurements.

Kyler Murray

Possibly the most intriguing prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft is Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray won the Heisman Trophy in 2018 as he put up 42 passing touchdowns and 4361 passing yards, along with with 12 rushing touchdowns and 1,001 rushing yards. He is the definition of dual-threat.

Despite his magical 2018 season at Oklahoma, Murray comes with a plethora of question marks. The main one being his size. But Murray answered all questions during his official weigh in and measurements at the Combine.

Throughout Kyler’s college career and this year’s NFL offseason, there has been speculation about Murray’s height. Some predicted he would be measured at only 5 feet 8 inches. However, at the Combine, Murray measured out a little taller and heavier than expected.

Kyler Murray’s official weight at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is 207 pounds. This is a huge win for Kyler Murray. Many analysts predicted his weight to be closer to 180 pounds. Murray proved today that the Russell Wilson comparisons might not be much of a stretch. He actually weighed in 3 pounds heavier than Wilson did at his Combine.

On top of his surprising weight, Murray impressed scouts with his height. He was measured at 5 feet 10 inches, just one inch below Russell Wilson. He even had some of the biggest hands in the class with 9 and a half inches (bigger than 6 foot 3 inch Drew Lock).

Murray’s weight and measurements might entice a quarterback-needy team to take him in the top 10. After Shurmur’s press conference, some might believe the Giants could be that team.

Dwayne Haskins

Before the 2019 NFL Combine, Giants fans were all in on Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Now the fanbase seems to be split between Haskins and Kyler Murray. Either way, both seem to be great options, and after Combine measurements, Haskins deserves just as much of the spotlight.

Dwayne Haskins had great measurements at the Combine. He has a solid, prototypical NFL body. Dwayne stood tall at 6 foot 3 inches and three eighths. This is the average height for quarterbacks in the NFL. Knowing that Gettleman likes big quarterbacks, this should be music to his ears.

Haskins also weighed in an ideal weight. He was a solid 231 pounds. To compare Haskins’s body type to a notable pro, Patrick Mahomes is listed at 6 foot 3 and 230 pounds. Haskins has nice sized hands at 9 and five eighths inches.

With the ideal size for an NFL quarterback, and his fantastic film at Ohio State, Haskins looks to have a promising NFL career. He has been mocked to the Giants in numerous mock drafts. With a good showing at the combine, the Giants could become even more interested in Dwayne Haskins.

Drew Lock And Daniel Jones

Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins are the two best quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft. There is a strong possibility that both of them are selected in the top 10. However, they are not the only quarterbacks receiving first-round buzz.

Drew Lock from Missouri is the consensus third-best quarterback in this draft class. Some have been lead to believe he might even be selected in the top 15. He is a tall, strong arm quarterback. He is listed at 6 foot 3 and six eighths inches, as well as 228 pounds. Unfortunately, Lock only had 9 inch hands. Some teams might even consider that to be too small.

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones has the ideal quarterback body. He stands mighty tall at 6 foot 5 and weighs in at 221 pounds. He has large hands, too, at 9 and six eighths inches. Not only does Jones have the ideal body, he also has a connection to the Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning. Daniel Jones was coached by Eli Manning’s same quarterback coach. He could be an option for the Giants if they trade back, or if he slides into the second round and the Giants decide to draft another position in round one.

If the Giants choose to draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, they have multiple options. As the Combine continues, the Giants will be keeping a close eye on these players as they participate in drills. Expect to see the Giants conduct formal meetings and interviews with a few of these prospects.

New York Giants: How Kyler Murray Could Revolutionize the Giants’ Offense

As we proceed through the NFL combine, it’s important to take note of the influential players that could be targeted for the New York Giants. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray lands in the target category, as his immense athleticism and fundamentals offer the Giants a potential franchise signal-caller.

Ahead of the combine, analysts expected Murray to fall under 5-foot-10, but he clocked in at 5’10” 1/8 inches. He also weighed about 17 pounds heavier than his playing weight in 2018. I would anticipate that he will likely drop back down to around 195 pounds in the NFL, as his game is built around mobility.

One of the most attractive aspects of Murray is his ability to improvise. The idea of Murray featuring alongside Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. is simply jaw-dropping — speed, power, athleticism. The trio screams playoffs, and the RPO benefits of having Kyler as the starting quarterback could be too enticing to pass up.

Giants’ head coach Pat Shurmur stated in regard to Murray:

“Times have changed — quarterbacks come in all shapes and sizes.”Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl. You have to look at the total player, look at his productivity and look at whether he fits. They need to be productive, make good decisions, throws the ball accurately and on time, lead their team to victories. We, as coaches, have to use their skill sets to the best of their ability to try to get the most out of them.”

At the college level, Murray looked like the real deal. His ability to scan the field and make difficult throws was apparent, but often times he would leave the pocket when receivers were open. He resorts to running when he feels there’s nowhere to go with the ball, which isn’t a bad thing, but at the NFL level, he could take a beating from more physical and sizeable opponents.

The Giants’ next franchise QB needs to have all the tools:

The Giants will not only be looking for a quarterback that has the tangible attributes to succeed but also the intangible. Several weeks ago we saw an interview with Murray that was blatantly disrespectful – slouching, not answering questions, etc. What can we expect from him after a tough loss? Will he be able to handle himself professionally or will he hide from the lights?

These are all questions that the Giants and other NFL teams will be asking themselves come draft time. There’s no question that his skill-set is remarkable and offers one of the greatest returns, but can he lead a team of men and not college students? It’s certainly possible.