Giants Zeroing In On Dwayne Haskins?

Plenty has come out of the Giants’ building about their No. 6 overall pick. For the most part, recent weeks have placed them in a defense-first camp at that spot. It is possible the team had smokescreen intentions.

Dwayne Haskins‘ stock may or may not have dropped, with reports he now may be the fourth quarterback selected. But the Giants may remain high on him. Sources in other teams’ front offices are convinced the Giants have “always” wanted Haskins at No. 6, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report notes, adding Big Blue has researched the Ohio State product more than any other team.

Haskins visited the Giants this month, joining Kyler Murray and the other top passer prospects in this year’s draft in doing so. A report surfaced about the Giants cooling a bit on Haskins, but this is not exactly a point on the NFL calendar where teams are forthright about their intentions.

The Giants obviously need a long-term option at quarterback, with this possibly being Eli Manning‘s last season, and Dave Gettleman has said the Chiefs’ model — which featured Patrick Mahomes sitting behind Alex Smith as a rookie — is a setup he would be interested in using. But New York also has major needs on defense, which could be addressed at No. 6 in a defense-heavy first round.

Gettleman said this week the Giants would not force a quarterback pick. They have obviously proven this to be the case, having made the scrutinized Saquon Barkley-over-Sam Darnold selection last year. Haskins did not receive the steady buzz Darnold did, instead breaking out as a sophomore and entering the draft.

I’m just telling you, we’re not going to force a pick,” Gettleman said, via the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz. “You can’t draft for need, you’ll get screwed every time. You’ll make a mistake.”

While passing on one of the defenders will leave the Giants possibly without a blue-chip Week 1 starter in this draft, they also have possessed top-six picks in each of the past two years. Not addressing their biggest big-picture need with either of those choices would look a bit strange. But they remain open to extending Manning into 2020, pointing to a possible scenario where the team again passes on a quarterback and attempts to have Manning tutor one next year.

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12 comments on “Giants Zeroing In On Dwayne Haskins?

  1. Gcastillo9

    I would like the Giants go defense with the 6th pick, 17th pick AST WR, and their 1st pick in the second round w Will Grier

  2. compassrose

    Giant fans it must suck to have such a bad GM. I know it does the Mariner’s have had bad ones for years. Angel fans will disagree but we have a good one now. Enough about BB I feel your pain. It will be a sad day when Schneider retires. I don’t see him leaving Seattle has the deepest pockets in the NFL they can out pay any team. He could leave if he wants to rebuild another team though. Hope he retires here.

  3. billbucs

    Compassrose, you sound like A know it all jerk who has no understanding of any sport.

  4. afsooner02

    When was the last good Ohio st qb in the nfl? Pryor? Bust at qb…. j.t. Barrett? Uhhh….no.

    Smith? Nope

    Good luck with him giants….

    • JT19

      Completely different profiles though. Pryor and Barrett were known more for their running ability than their passing ability. Same could be said for Cardale Jones (whose draft stock was based almost entirely off of him leading Ohio State to a championship off the bench).

      Haskins on the other hand has been profiled as one of the better (if not the best) pocket passer in this draft. Basing the potential of one player off of the history of his university’s same position-players is an extremely uninformed way of scouting…especially when the players’ profiles are different.

        • JT19

          Says who? Again, basing a player’s potential purely because his school doesn’t have a glowing recent history of turning players at that position into stars is, for lack of a better term, stupid. I mean if that was the case a guy like Saquon Barkley should be a bust soon right? There weren’t any noteworthy RBs to come out of Penn State before Saquon Barkley, but he was still considered to be the best player in the draft and is one of the top offensive players in the league. I mean if you’re basing your opinion on a player solely because of that, I’m glad you’re not running any professional sports team.

          • afsooner02

            Relax….I’m not scouting anything…neither are you…I don’t own any team…neither do you….I’m just pointing out that Ohio st QBs have not fared well in the nfl. It’s a discussion board. It’s a topic for discussion. It is possible that they aren’t prepped well while at school. It’s possible their stats are inflated in the big10. But when you have multiple QBs taken in the draft and they ALL flame out….it’s worthy of discussion. I get that you bleed Scarlett and grey and I touched a nerve. Maybe DH will be the one to change the narrative. My opinion is that he will end up like the rest of them.

      • Z-A

        It’s like the Penn State WRs r trash in the NFL… it could just be coincidental.

    • TheTruth12

      When was the last good Alabama QB in the nfl? Yet people are drooling over Tua, oh btw when was the last good left handed QB in the nfl? Don’t mind this guy compass he’s a complete f*cking idiot he thinks Rodgers can play another 5-7 years.

      • afsooner02

        Ouch…I’m a “guy compass”. Internet tough guy really got me there.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    “You can’t draft for need, you’ll get screwed every time. You’ll make a mistake.”

    Pretty much sums up why Gettleman will always be a loser. People who fear making mistakes never succeed but risk takers at least give themselves a chance to.

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