Whatever you think of 2019 Eli Manning, the New York Giants need a plan in place to replace him at quarterback. The team could have addressed it last season, but instead took Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick.
There have been numerous rumors about what the Giants could do with the No. 6 pick this season, with quarterback on the forefront.
Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins has been connected with the Giants for much of the NFL Draft, while Duke’s Daniel Jones, who shares the David Cutcliffe connection with the Mannings, has been the subject of much of the recent heat. Others think the Giants will punt on the position until later in the draft, or until next year altogether.
All of those situations work under the assumption that Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray goes No. 1 overall.
According to one report, if Kyler Murray falls past No. 1, the New York Giants could make a move up to jump the Oakland Raiders and take him.
An interesting wrinkle: the team they’d likely make the move with is the the New York Jets.
The Athletic’s Kristian Dyer says this possibility has been discussed.
— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) April 22, 2019
That is a big if, though. Most assume the Cardinals will ultimately go with Murray, despite some rumors to the contrary.
If not, No. 3 is probably the spot to get to if you’re another team. The 49ers have their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo at No. 2, and the Jets took Sam Darnold last year. However, the Oakland Raiders could definitely be a team that wants Murray if he falls at No. 4.