2019 NFL Draft: Expert reveals key reason why Giants should pick Dwayne Haskins

This is the view of former NFL wide receiver and Good Morning Football commentator Nate Burleson.

New York currently have two picks in the first round of the draft.

They have the 6th pick as a result of going 5-11 last season and the 17th pick following their trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has on numerous occasions backed their starting quarterback, 38-year-old Eli Manning, for next season but there are rumours they could use this season to develop a franchise QB from the back-up position.

And Burleson believes if the Giants pick Haskins it will have a significant impact not only on the organisation but possibly on the draft as well.

“I feel this news that the Giants are meeting with Dwyane Haskins is more significant to the infrastructure of not only the Giants but the complexion of the draft,” he said.

“If they select Dwayne Haskins, this doesn’t just shake up the draft, this shakes up the Giants organisation and what we know them as.”

Before Burleson made his comments, fellow GMFB host and NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo revealed that several of the Giants staff had met with and had dinner with Haskins ahead of his Ohio State pro day.

Garafolo said Giants head coach Pat Shurmur, senior vice president Chris Mara, director of college scouting Chris Pettit and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams all met with the player.

“The coaches went there and so did the front office,” Garafolo said.

“You get the personality end of things, you get X’s and O’s end of things, it was a full evaluation.”

Garafolo believes the Giants are unlikely to consolidate their two first round picks to move up the draft to pick Haskins, but if he is available come the time of their selection they might well choose him.

“I don’t think, listening to Dave Gentlemen about the value of multiple picks, multiple first round picks, as if all of a sudden he is going to take six and seventeen and combine them and move up,” Garafolo added.

“I just don’t see him going from two to one again, now that he has two.

“I believe sitting at sixth, they are at the mercy of what is going to happen ahead, such as teams jumping ahead of them.

“But I also think they are going over scenarios, where they can move up from sixth.”

source: express.co.uk