NFL draft: Why Giants might not choose a QB with No. 6 choose

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To quarterback or to not quarterback? That’s the query looming above all else for the Giants.

Co-owner John Mara says his staff would “love’’ to seek out Eli Manning’s eventual alternative on this draft however cautioned towards forcing the difficulty, a misstep that always results in errors and regrets. Normal supervisor Dave Gettleman is on board, and given his want to have a successor in place to study from Manning, that is the 12 months to get it accomplished.

The Giants might take a quarterback with any of their high three picks — they’ve picks 6, 17 and 37 general within the first two rounds. Given the prospects obtainable, taking one at No. 6 seems like a little bit of a attain, except they’re completely bought on Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones or Drew Lock — gamers not included by most scouts as deserving of top-10 consideration when it comes to grades.

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It’s extra probably the Giants need to go quarterback at No. 17, however that would get dicey. They probably should commerce up a couple of spots to get their goal, and that may get expensive. The Giants have accomplished in depth homework on all these high quarterbacks, and the assumption is Jones — who labored at Duke with David Cutcliffe, Manning’s coach at Ole Miss — is a youthful, extra athletic model of Manning, minus what scouts name the identical “arm expertise’’ as Manning. Lock is extra of a threat however with a better upside. If the Giants need to go elsewhere within the first spherical, maybe they use their second-round choose (No. 37) to take extra of a venture, akin to Jarrett Stidham or Will Grier.

So far as specialists, the Giants are set at kicker with Professional Bowler Aldrick Rosas and appear content material with punter Riley Dixon. Their return recreation additionally seems set with the addition of security Jabrill Peppers from the Browns, who’s a succesful kick and punt returner, and the re-signing of Corey Coleman, who opened some eyes final season on kickoff returns.

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