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Cris Carter Thinks There's A Racial Aspect To Daniel Jones Being Drafted Ahead Of Dwayne Haskins

A closeup of Cris Carter.

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter is seen prior to the Camping World Kickoff between the Florida State Seminoles and the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft took place on Thursday night, and by far the biggest surprise of the night came when the New York Giants took former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick. Many believed the Giants would either take a defensive player or reach for former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

New York's decision to take Jones has been widely criticized. One former NFL player - Cris Carter - even went as far as to suggest that there is a "racial" aspect to the fact that he was selected instead of Haskins.

Carter and Nick Wright debated the pick on First Things First. Here's what he had to say:

"I just can't go on without saying this. If Dwayne Haskins, as an African-American, goes to Duke and puts up those mediocre stats - seventh in the conference. He's not drafted day one or damn day two.

So when you start talking about 'a guy can't comprehend' - that stuff is racial."

Jones, in his junior season, threw for 2,674 yards and 22 touchdowns against nine interceptions. Haskins, in his sophomore season, threw for 4,831 yards with 50 touchdowns against eight interceptions.

Only time will tell which player turns out to be the better pro. The best part of all? If both eventually become starters, we could see them face off twice a season.