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Report: Giants thought likely to “seriously consider” Manziel if he slides to No. 12

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How about another light coat of mystery concerning where Johnny Manziel lands on Thursday night?

According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, the Giants, who select No. 12, could conceivably be in play for Manziel. Raanan, who cited a source “with knowledge of the team’s draft philosophy,” reported that the Giants “would seriously consider drafting” Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.

Of course, plenty of NFL Draft plans are considered and then scrapped. Given the Giants’ investment in Eli Manning and their needs at other positions, taking a quarterback 12th overall doesn’t seem likely.

The bigger issue for the Giants, though, is that the prospect of them selecting a quarterback early doesn’t seem completely illogical, given how poorly Manning played at times a season ago. Moreover, the 33-year-old Manning is signed for just two more seasons.

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39 Responses to “Report: Giants thought likely to “seriously consider” Manziel if he slides to No. 12”
  1. mustbechris says: May 8, 2014 1:13 PM

    More likely they’re trying to trick the Cowboys into trading up above them. Maybe they want a player they’re afraid the Lions or Titans might take and they want one of them behind them to lessen the chance someone takes their guy.

  2. rockyburnette says: May 8, 2014 1:15 PM

    Big Blue is just having some fun with the Joneses.

  3. buffalosaint says: May 8, 2014 1:15 PM

    Trying to get the Cowboys to trade up?

  4. dwinsgames says: May 8, 2014 1:16 PM

    No way no how…

  5. parasolmonster says: May 8, 2014 1:18 PM

    Translation: Jerry Jones, please mortgage your team’s future by jumping ahead of us.

  6. nyfootballgiants says: May 8, 2014 1:21 PM

    Only if there is a trade they have in mind….

    Otherwise, this is the sort of reason why the draft shouldn’t be delayed by 2 weeks.

  7. h3min1230 says: May 8, 2014 1:22 PM

    Is it 8pm yet?

  8. tvjules says: May 8, 2014 1:23 PM

    Know what’s funny about the Giants and Chip Kelly saying this stuff? Jerry is buying it and in complete panic mode right now.

  9. cruuuzcontrol says: May 8, 2014 1:23 PM

    Manziel’s agent is working it around the clock to make it seem like every team wants Johnny. Because there is no other explanation for a story like this. I would imagine the Giants, or any team, “consider” lots of things before making a pick.

  10. wsnygiantfan says: May 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    How about someone lists the teams that Manziel has NOT been linked to? Will be shorter.

    As far as the Giants taking him, I don’t see this as a serious story. If Eli had 2 bad years in a row, maybe I could buy it but not after one down season that wasn’t all his fault.

    No 2 time Superbowl winning quarterback gets the disrespect that Eli gets.

    One more Eli, I believe you can do it.

  11. casualmalexlfan says: May 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    lmao enough already!

  12. mikejune says: May 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    It seems to me that Manziel’s agents, fearing that “Johnny Football” will be finding out what “house Johnny is going to build” tomorrow instead of tonight, are trying to get someone to flinch. First it was the Rams at 2, then the Jags, then the Browns, now the Giants, who already have a 2-time Super Bowl MVP with a lot of tread left on his tires, a 4th rounder from last year, a former first round QB and a few other on their roster.

  13. gooboy6 says: May 8, 2014 1:25 PM

    LOL if JERRY FALLS FOR THIS ONE

  14. imthedudedude says: May 8, 2014 1:26 PM

    Report: No one has any idea where this guy is gonna get drafted until tonight.. Maybe even tomorrow.

  15. TheMorningStar says: May 8, 2014 1:27 PM

    Given how poorly Eli has played AND how cap friendly a rookie QB is, why is this so far-fetched??

  16. willycents says: May 8, 2014 1:30 PM

    this just in: 32 teams might be interested in him in the first 7 rounds of the draft

  17. jpaq68 says: May 8, 2014 1:33 PM

    This would be good news for Doug Marrroe, as he could snap up the player he really wanted last year (Ryan Nassib) buy overpaying with a bunch of 2nd and 3rd round draft picks.

  18. qdog112 says: May 8, 2014 1:36 PM

    Save space and time by listing the TEAM(singular) not interesting in Johnny Wildcat.

  19. patriotsdefense says: May 8, 2014 1:37 PM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation.

  20. armchairqb says: May 8, 2014 1:38 PM

    Trying to keep the ‘Boys from drafting some of those badass DL players in the first round. How much you wanna bet Dallas trades up for Johnny D-Bag!?

  21. theytukrjobs says: May 8, 2014 1:38 PM

    They just want to increase the chance of a team trading in front of them to take a QB rather than positional player. QB class next year is probably going to be better and it would make more sense to draft the heir apparent with 1 year left on Manning’s contract, no two.

  22. 6ball says: May 8, 2014 1:40 PM

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    If the Giants “draft philosophy” is to take a backup QB at #12, then someone needs to rewrite the book . The Giants are in a position to get a top echelon prospect at #12, or trade back after the consensus top 10 are off the board. Many draft day trades are made in the 12-17 range when the price is less prohibitive.

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  23. coltzfan166 says: May 8, 2014 1:48 PM

    Anyone else smell smoke?

  24. Remember Brian Brohm says: May 8, 2014 1:49 PM

    By the time Manziel gets drafted, we will have had a story about every NFL team considering drafting him.

  25. nygmann says: May 8, 2014 1:50 PM

    You really do not have a clue do you “TheMorningStar”? They have 5 current QB’s already with Josh Freeman, Nasib and the back up to Titans, whose name eludes me for the moment, practice in OTA’s. And with all of the other problems they have in Offense, their OL, TE, a QB would be the last thing they would considering as a 1st round draft pick!

  26. med515 says: May 8, 2014 1:54 PM

    LOLOL Uncle Si says “NAH”

  27. weepingjebus says: May 8, 2014 1:59 PM

    Well, he’s got the Eliface down already.

  28. wishingtonredslur says: May 8, 2014 1:59 PM

    Nah, the Browns are drafting everybody at No. 4.

  29. mikejune says: May 8, 2014 2:00 PM

    ^^^ Rusty Smith AND they have Curtis Painter

  30. RexCanCoach says: May 8, 2014 2:01 PM

    How funny would THAT be, your new york football giants drafting Johnny football and sending bugs up the arms of Eli and the royal NFL family?

    But here’s the thing, it really isn’t funny because its exactly what the Giants should do to inject some life into a terribly boring team devoid of any real talent that has a stellar history in this league and most of all to avoid at all costs the next 2-3 years of Eli on the downside of his career.

  31. austinoxford says: May 8, 2014 2:05 PM

    All of this Jerry Jones “freaking out” stuff is absolute crap. If you knew anything about the Cowboys’ draft strategy, you would know that Jerry has openly said that he has no intention of taking a QB in the first round. That is the opposite of smokescreen, and quite frankly, pretty silly on Jerry’s part. He should at least put up the facade of interest in Manziel to drum up a trade partner.

  32. jkulha86 says: May 8, 2014 2:10 PM

    They drafted Ryan Nassib last year, who at times was viewed as a late 1st round, or 2nd round pick.

  33. coltzfan166 says: May 8, 2014 2:10 PM

    Report: Broncos, Patriots, Colts, 49ers, and Seahawks considering Manziel as well.

  34. flannlv says: May 8, 2014 2:13 PM

    Chumming the water for Cowboys.

  35. thegronk87 says: May 8, 2014 2:15 PM

    Eli needs to be replaced

  36. lennydpocketqb says: May 8, 2014 2:18 PM

    In one #12 draft pick, the Giants head honchos would energize a two time winning Super Bowl QB, a fan base not used to flash, & own the local sports pages for the next 5 years.

    I say go for it. 2 years behind Eli and he takes over. HUGE! #GoGiants

  37. robuff716 says: May 8, 2014 2:22 PM

    Johnny Football & Tom Coughlin….no frickin way….lmao!

  38. jaygruntboston says: May 8, 2014 2:46 PM

    I guess they aren’t happy enough with their 30 pick QB to draft Colt McCoy II!

  39. thephinatic says: May 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    MAKE IT STOP!!!!! Endless smokescreens!

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