The New York Giants still haven't decided on the future of veteran quarterback Eli Manning, but regardless of what direction they go there, they could be in the market for a rookie quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Giants and their scouts are joined by those of all 32 teams this week in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl. With a long week of practices prior to the game, the draft buzz has already started. When you get hundreds of scouts and team executives in one place, it's bound to happen. According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, there is already a buzz surrounding the Giants and the quarterback position.
Sources close to Campbell tell him the Giants could be the first NFL team to select a quarterback in the 2019 class (at No. 6 overall) and they reportedly like Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
This isn't the first time we've heard of the Giants interest in the rookie 2019 quarterback class this offseason. The Giants have been connected to quarterbacks Haskins and Murray in early mock drafts. Former Giants players have also chimed in about the Giants quarterback situation as it pertains to the 2018 rookie class of quarterbacks. Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan made the casefor the Giants to draft Murray. Former star wide receiver Plaxico Burress made the case for the Giants to draft Haskins.
When it comes to Jones, the Giants may have a connection there also. Jones was coached by David Cutcliffe at Duke. Years earlier, Manning was coached by Cutcliffe during his collegiate career at Ole Miss. Jones has attended the Manning Passing Camp the past two years where he worked with Eli, Peyton, and Cutcliffe. He has also worked with several other Giants skill position players (wide receivers, running backs, tight ends) who were in attendance at the annual Manning Passing Camp. One thing is clear for sure -- the Duke quarterback would love to learn behind Manning in 2019.