New York Giants: Five Reasons To Select Jerod Evans In 2017 NFL Draft
The New York Giants must find Eli Manning’s heir apparent. Former Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans could be the perfect 2017 NFL Draft target.
The 2017 NFL Draft will be one of the most influential events in New York Giants history. Not only will general manager Jerry Reese attempt to solidify the Giants’ future on both sides of the line of scrimmage, but he’ll look for the heir apparent to an all-time great.
The decision to do so would be far from popular, but it’s been reported that New York will be drafting the long-term replacement to quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning is preparing to enter his 14th season as an NFL player. The 36-year-old has appeared in 201 consecutive regular season games, as well as 12 postseason outings, which has inevitably called his long-term future into question.
Manning may be the NFL’s resident iron man, but how much longer can he realistically be expected to perform at a high level—or even play at all?
With the Giants expected to draft a quarterback in the middle rounds, it’s half past time to evaluate the options. Some have hypothesized that New York should draft a field general in the first round, but it’s far more likely that Reese will look at his mid-round options.
Although he’s something of an unknown, one of the best possible targets for the Giants to consider is former Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans.