Dwayne Haskins isn't backing down from making his desire to join the New York Giants public.
After previously saying something similar, the Ohio State quarterback and top 2019 NFL Draft prospect continued to make his message to the Giants clear in a conversation with Newsday's Tom Rock prior to the Super Bowl.
“I would love it,” Haskins said of the possibility of the Giants drafting him, via Newsday. “I grew up watching Eli Manning back when he had [Jeremy] Shockey and [Amani] Toomer and Plaxico [Burress]. I loved that team.”
Just a few days ago, we recapped and provided a rundown of 10 expert mock drafts across the NFL media landscape. Haskins was the clear-cut favorite among the experts to end up as the Giants first-round draft pick.
Haskins grew up as a Giants fan in Highland Park, New Jersey. Haskins and his family made the difficult decision to move to Maryland when he was in high school in pursuit of private quarterback coaching and the chance to play at a higher level of competition. Haskins doesn't forget his roots. He doesn't forget the days he spent rooting for the Giants and competing in coaching camps that featured some of the franchise's legendary players. During his time in New Jersey, he grew up attending football camps run by Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, and several other Giants players.
This also isn't the first time we've heard Haskins make it clear he would like to come home to play for the Giants.