Should the Giants Target a QB Early in NFL Draft?

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Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois (10) drops back to pass against the North squad during the second quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Whether you like it or not, Eli Manning is not getting any younger and is a player past his prime with all the indications of getting worse. Eli, 33 years old, is coming off a season throwing 18 touchdowns to a ghastly 28 interceptions.

His days of winning two super bowls are long gone, and with his contract expiring after the 2015 season, maybe it is time to draft a young QB to serve as his heir if the next two seasons turn out to be as terrible as this one. This year’s class of QB’s feature some exciting front-loaded options, but also plenty of solid players that could pan out well in the NFL with the right team and coaching.

I am not an advocate of selecting a quarterback in the first round when the team has so many needs, which does not include the QB position, but this article will outline the possible prospects that can be a fit or nabbed in some of the earlier rounds.

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