NY Giants: 5 biggest ‘what-ifs?’ in NFL Draft history
2) What if they waited on Daniel Jones?
The NY Giants shocked the football world when they selected Daniel Jones out of Duke sixth overall. Some media personalities even openly mocked the selection, laughing at the selection made by Gettleman.
While the pick was panned, some personalities still praised the selection – falling back on the old adage that if that’s your quarterback, no pick was too high. While many fans believed Jones would still be there at pick #17, the truth is he probably wouldn’t have been.
If Gettleman decided the sixth pick was too steep for Jones and selected Kentucky’s Josh Allen, history would’ve been re-written. Instead of being Manning’s successor, Jones would be playing his games in Denver, Cincinnati or Washington.
Now who would’ve replaced Jones? It’s believed that the Giants also fancied Missouri’s Drew Lock – but not as much as Jones. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that they would’ve made him their selection at #17 overall.
Allen and Lock as opposed to Jones and Dexter Lawrence may be music to some fan’s ears, but right now it looks like Gettleman made the right selections. While the Giants believe in Jones to go all-out in free agency, the Denver Broncos just traded for Teddy Bridgewater to compete with Lock.
When it comes to the quarterback position, the old adage reigns true – if he’s your guy, you take your guy.