Rumor: Giants ‘like’ Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray, and Daniel Jones
The New York Giants have not decided whether or not they are committing to Eli Manning for next season, but even if they do decide to bring the veteran back, quarterback will remain a position of need for the future. That’s why the Giants are interested in three of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL draft: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, and Duke’s Daniel Jones, according to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football.
Former Giants players have already made the case for New York to take a signal-caller, with former defensive end Michael Strahan advocating for Murray and wide receiver Plaxico Burress urging his former team to select Haskins.
It’s worth noting that Haskins is from New Jersey and seems to want to play for the Giants, and he may very well be the best quarterback prospect in the draft. During his sophomore season at Ohio State, Haskins threw for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while completing 70 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 174.1.
Of course, New York does not own the No. 1 overall pick, as the Giants will be choosing sixth, but, based on the fact that the teams ahead of them generally don’t need quarterbacks, it’s entirely possible that Big Blue will get first dibs.
The Giants went just 5-11 this past season and have made the playoffs just once since last winning the Super Bowl during the 2011-12 campaign.