RUMOR: Giants not expected to draft Dwayne Haskins 6th overall in the NFL Draft
Plenty of questions are being asked on whether or not the New York Giants are going to select a quarterback or not with their sixth overall pick. If they were to draft a quarterback at the sixth pick, Dwayne Haskins would likely be a candidate.
According to Mel Kiper of ESPN, the Giants are not expected to draft the Ohio State quarterback with their first of two first-round picks. After trading Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason, nothing should come as a surprise for the Giants.
Recently, Giants GM Dave Gettleman has voiced how he is confident that Eli Manning still has a lot left in the tank. If he truly feels that way about Manning then it is highly unlikely they see quarterback as their biggest need.
Although, on the other side of things, you could argue quarterback is absolutely their biggest need with Manning still there. The Giants also own the 17th overall pick (from the Cleveland Browns in the Odell trade).
Therefore, New York could still be interested in drafting a quarterback with their second first-round selection. Also, that probably rules out Haskins as an option—as he’ll likely be gone before the Giants are on the clock again after the sixth pick.
It’s hard to gauge what the Giants are planning to do exactly at the quarterback position for the future. Manning can’t play forever and he is no longer a viable option every week of the season.
The Giants could be waiting for the quarterback-heavy 2020 draft class that likely includes Tua Tagovailoa, Jake Fromm, and Justin Herbert.
“Tank for Tua” could become a mainstay chant for the Giants in 2019.