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With the seventeenth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…

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logo_NYG  17. New York Giants: Daniel Jones  QB | Duke

The G-Men are back on the clock here at pick #17 and after bypassing the quarterback position at pick #6, this selection has to be a signal caller… right? The Giants must come out of the 2019 draft with the heir apparent to Eli Manning, whether that is taking their guy at #6 or #17, trading up, or getting in on the Josh Rosen sweepstakes. The quarterback I keep hearing being linked to the Giants is Duke’s Daniel Jones. Jones is no where near the same caliber type player as a Murray, Haskins or Lock and wouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath with the quarterbacks drafted in the first round a year ago, but there is one annotation that is worth noting. Jones has been studying under Duke head football coach and quarterback guru David Cutcliffe over the past four years. Cutcliffe is credited with the success in developing both Peyton and Eli Manning. This may explain why New York has held off on going out and getting their future franchise quarterback, he hadn’t declared yet!

If somehow the Giants do not come away with a quarterback in this draft I think fans in New York might revolt. However, I dare say it could happen. The Giants are not a quarterback away from getting back to the Super Bowl. This roster is as decimated as the Avengers team after Thanos’ snap. (Side bar, how many people are choosing to go see Avengers: Endgame instead of watching the first round of the draft? Probably the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. I will in fact be watching the draft live, and decided to buy tickets to see the movie the next morning, so I’m turning my phone off and avoiding all internet access in that 24 hour period to avoid spoilers. Alright back to the Giants roster.) This secondary is both weak and old, while the defensive line could certainly use some depth. Same can be said on the other side of the ball, where the receiving corps is now weak and the offensive line could use some depth. Could the Giants say screw quarterback and draft someone like Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf to replace Odell Beckham Jr.? I mean if you want to take a card out of the Dolphins’ rumored playbook, there is always next year’s quarterback draft class featuring Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert…