New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has made it clear that he won't be forcing taking a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the draft unless it is the highest rated player on their board.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, other executives around the league think this is a bit of a smoke screen and most are convinced that the Giants will take a quarterback with that pick.
“It’s fascinating for me from the amount of people I’ve spoken with who now are convinced — convinced — the Giants take [a quarterback] at six,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said on Thursday. “A week to go. This one is going to be very interesting.”
From @NFLTotalAccess: With #OSU QB Dwayne Haskins saying he'd be comfortable learning from Eli Manning, it raises the question… will the #Giants take a QB? Several smart people around the NFL are convinced they will. pic.twitter.com/9X5tOZSjrn
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2019
The Giants have taken a look at all the top quarterbacks in the draft but have spent more time with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and the expectation is that the team will go with one of those two quarterbacks.
It would be pretty shocking if the Giants decide not to take a quarterback in the NFL Draft because the team can't stop ignoring the glaring need. Eli Manning is a shell of his former self and isn't getting any younger and it would be nice if the team could at least sit their rookie for one year learning behind Manning.
Maybe the Giants will decide that they need a defensive player with the sixth pick, but it sure seems like all signs point towards the Giants getting their franchise quarterback in this draft.