It’s not an overstatement to say that New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman’s legacy will largely be shaped by the 2019 NFL Draft.
Gettleman made the bold step of trading New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham in hopes of reshaping a franchise that’s sputtered in recent years. The 2019 NFL Draft may be as deep in talent as the 2014 version, when Beckham and Aaron Donald were scooped up at No. 12 and No. 13 respectively.
Another similarity centers around sketchy quarterback talent. It’s a given that quarterback prospects, and their draft status, affect the entire draft process and form a domino effect.
Back in 2014, Blake Bortles was the only high-ranked signal-caller taken in the top half of the draft (No. 3 overall). Ironically, however, the Minnesota Vikings moved into the first-round (No. 32) in order to select Teddy Bridgewater, who before his devastating knee injury, appeared poised to become a solid NFL player.
In the second-round, the Oakland Raiders took their current starting QB Derek Carr, while the New England Patriots grabbed Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo has since been traded to the San Francisco 49ers and became their first-string quarterback.
The New York Giants may choose to make a decision about their future quarterback in this draft. If they don’t believe that Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, or Daniel Jones is a worthy successor to Eli Manning, they may work out a trade with the Arizona Cardinals for Josh Rosen.
After we released our top 10 selections last week, it’s time to circle back on the 11 – 32 selections. So here we go!