Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that “several smart people around the NFL are convinced” that the Giants will take a quarterback at No. 6 overall, despite the recent buzz that New York is likely to go with a defensive player with their first pick in the draft.
The Giants also own No. 17 overall following the Odell Beckham Jr trade, which they could use for a quarterback later on if they don’t feel like there’s a quarterback worth taking at No. 6.
Waiting until No. 17 could leave the Giants in a situation where they may have to consider trading up to get their guy, as teams like the Bengals, Dolphins and Redskins could also be in the mix to draft a quarterback in round one.
Haskins has said he’s comfortable sitting and learning from Eli Manning and Rapoport adds that Haskins was “incredibly impressive” in his meetings with teams and is the kind of quarterback New York would like as the face of the franchise moving forward.
We’ll have more regarding the Giants as the news is available.