It had become clear that Duke quarterback Daniel Jones was jumping up the draft boards in the lead up to the annual event on Thursday.
Even then, it seemed a bit absurd to believe that Jones would be selected ahead of Ohio State signal caller Dwayne Haskins. No way he was going in the top 10, right?
Apparently the New York Giants had other ideas. On the clock at sixth overall, general manager David Gettleman and Co. nabbed Jones. He’ll now be Eli Manning’s long-term replacement in New York.
This was a reach. And once again, it proved that these Giants are the worst-run organization in the NFL.
A major reach
There’s no other way to go about it. Selecting Jones in the top six was a major reach for New York. Remember, this team also had the 17th selection — acquired from Cleveland in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade.
NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah, a respected former scout, had Jones landing to New York with the above-mentioned 17th pick.
Jeremiah also had Jones as the 35th-best prospect following the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.