Giants to complete visits with Top 4 quarterbacks this week

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Whether the Giants will draft a quarterback with the second overall pick remains to be seen, but they’re doing their homework.

The Giants are hosting USC quarterback Sam Darnold today and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen tomorrow, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. The Giants have already hosted Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.

That means the four quarterbacks generally viewed as top prospects this year will all have made their way through the Giants’ facility.

There have been conflicting thoughts around the NFL about whether new Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman plans to take his franchise quarterback of the future with the second overall pick, or whether he thinks Eli Manning still has enough mileage left on him that it would make more sense to draft players who could help Manning win. If the Giants stay at No. 2 and don’t draft a quarterback, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is likely to be the pick.

18 responses to “Giants to complete visits with Top 4 quarterbacks this week

  1. Passing on a QB at #2 would be foolish. Eli is 37 and probably doesn’t have a whole lot left in the tank. Picking a young QB a #2 and having Manning grooming him for a year or two would make a lot more sense than picking Barkley, who maybe very talented but won’t take over when Eli retires.

  2. With the second pick in the 2018 NFL DRAFT the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS select ,,,Saquon Barkley,,,,running back Penn State !

  3. They are NOT the top 4 QB’s. Just the top 4 “agent” promoted via special relationship contacts. Know that.

  4. How do you increase the value of your draft pick? By making it seem like you could draft multiple different players. At worst, the Giants could draft no worse than the second player on their board. But if they can make the people who draft after them nervous that a specific player might be off the board when they draft (either because the Giants take that player, trade the pick to someone who will take the player, or draft someone who causes another team to take the player they are targeting) – it could allow the Giants to move back a spot or two, get the real player they want, and accumulate draft choices.

    worst case scenario – Giants keep their pick, and draft a really good player. (Barkely, Chubb, Nelson….)

    Best Case Scenario – another Team panics to get their QB – and they give up a bundle to move up (Or to just move in front of Jets who will be taking a QB – since potentially there could be 3 QBs off the board in the first 3 picks….)

  5. Paxton Lynch – Jameis Winston – Johnny Manzel – Teddy Bridgewater – EJ Manuel – RG 3 – Brandon Weeden – Jake Locker – Blaine Gabbert – Christian Ponder – Tim Tebow – Mark Sanchez – Josh Freeman – Jamarcus Russell and Brady Quinn…

    What do they all have in common?… 10 years of evidence Teams have no clue how to correctly evaluate Qbs and whether they are worthy of 1st round draft… Many could not even pan out as backups while others have been drafted 2nd, 3rd or lower rounds and been more successful!

  6. nyfootballgiants says:
    April 16, 2018 at 10:01 am
    How do you increase the value of your draft pick? By making it seem like you could draft multiple different players. At worst, the Giants could draft no worse than the second player on their board. But if they can make the people who draft after them nervous that a specific player might be off the board when they draft (either because the Giants take that player, trade the pick to someone who will take the player, or draft someone who causes another team to take the player they are targeting) – it could allow the Giants to move back a spot or two, get the real player they want, and accumulate draft choices.

    worst case scenario – Giants keep their pick, and draft a really good player. (Barkely, Chubb, Nelson….)

    Best Case Scenario – another Team panics to get their QB – and they give up a bundle to move up (Or to just move in front of Jets who will be taking a QB – since potentially there could be 3 QBs off the board in the first 3 picks….)

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    I agree, the Giants are in a good position with plenty of good possible outcomes here. But so are the Browns. I wish the best to both teams to make it hapoen.

  7. They will take a QB for sure.

    Barkley is a massive smoke screen. Eli is 37 and the Giant’s likely won’t have a pick this high again for a while.

  8. if they trade OBJ and then trade with the bills….they’d have 3 first round draft picks this year and 2 first round picks next year….not a bad situation to be in….as a bills fan i hope they go get barkley, best thing to have with an older qb is a strong run game

  9. tyelee says:
    April 16, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Paxton Lynch – Jameis Winston – Johnny Manzel – Teddy Bridgewater – EJ Manuel – RG 3 – Brandon Weeden – Jake Locker – Blaine Gabbert – Christian Ponder – Tim Tebow – Mark Sanchez – Josh Freeman – Jamarcus Russell and Brady Quinn…
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    Respectfully disagree on Winston and Bridgewater. Teddy was doing really impressive things before the freak injury and Jameis with another year to mature (and for them to get him a decent O-Line) will fare well. Neither have lit it up on the stat sheets, but I think they’re far from being in the Jamarcus Russell conversation.

  10. Picking a QB early does not make him the “QB of the future,” but just a high draft pick. Why so quick to anoint? The guy still has to earn it. See: Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf, RG3, Manziel, etc.

  11. Picking anyone early in the first round, regardless of position, does not make him a franchise player. OTOH, some all time greats were low round picks and some were even undrafted free agents.

  12. While I agree with tylee, it also depends on the quality of the players surrounding the QB. Compare Tom Brady, drafted in the 6th and Andrew Luck, #1 overall. AL has been largely ineffective and may not play again this year. Meanwhile BB continues to find weapons on offense that help make Brady great.

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