Report: Giants set to meet with Nick Bosa this week
Is there really a chance that the New York Giants don’t take a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft later this month?
Following a report that the Giants were actually leaning toward taking a pass rusher with their top draft choice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that New York will be meeting with Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa on Tuesday.
Bosa is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played just three games due to a core muscle injury that required surgery. During the time he was on the field, he registered 14 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks a forced fumble and a defensive touchdown.
His best season came during his sophomore year, when he racked up 34 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
The 21-year-old also had a decent freshman season, finishing with 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss and five sacks.
While the Giants are certainly in need of a pass rusher, this definitely feels like a bit of a smokescreen, as it seems hard to imagine New York passing up on one of Dwayne Haskins or Drew Lock at No. 6.
This could be the Giants’ method of trying to prevent other teams—such as the Washington Redskins, for example—from trading up and taking a quarterback ahead of them, but I’m sure NFL teams understand the process of gamesmanship by now.