New York Giants: A deeper dive on Darnold, Rosen and Allen

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There’s one certainty with this year’s NFL Draft, if Big Blue wants a quarterback, they will be able to draft one.

For the New York Giants, drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick makes sense. To some, the choice comes down to Sam Darnold (USC) versus Josh Rosen (UCLA). In that case, it would seem that the Giants selection will be dependent upon who the Cleveland Browns draft.

In pre-draft maneuvering, Rosen has already intimated that he doesn’t want to head to Cleveland. On the other hand, Darnold says he’ll take the northern Ohio assignment. Does signability dictate which guy Cleveland selects? It very well might.

In other circles, some folks have endorsed the Browns taking Penn State Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 overall pick. In that scenario Cleveland circles back to grab its franchise quarterback with the No. 4 selection.

If the Browns draft a quarterback at No. 1, odds are it will be Dranold. But Ian O’Connor of ESPN tweeted recently that a draft expert says that Josh Allen (Wyoming) lands atop Cleveland’s wish list.

It likely won’t happen that way, but can the Browns really afford to let another franchise quarterback slip from their grasp? Playing cute with the No. 1 overall selection could burn the Browns (again), and new general manager John Dorsey can’t let that happen.

So here’s a summary of Darnold, Rosen and Allen, including draft position.