Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has not officially declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, but he would likely be picked early if he does. In fact, Haskins could be the first quarterback off the board, depending on what Oregon’s Justin Herbert does.
ESPN’s Todd McShay unveiled his first mock draft for 2019 earlier today. He has Haskins as the second QB picked in the first round, behind Herbert.
McShay projects both guys to be gone in the top 10, with Herbert going to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 7 and Haskins to the New York Giants at No. 10.
Here’s what McShay had to say about the Ohio State Heisman finalist:
The more I watch this kid, the more I think he’s a legitimate first-round talent. The Eli Manning era is nearing an end in New York, and Haskins addresses Big Blue’s most glaring need. You have to feel pretty good about an offense featuring Haskins, Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. Now the Giants just need him to declare for the draft.
Of course, this scenario would probably go over well with Haskins. He is a New Jersey native and has publicly said he would love to play for his local team.
McShay’s full mock draft can be found here.
For now, Haskins is focused on preparing for the Rose Bowl, where he and his Buckeye teammates will take on Washington on January 1.