The New York Giants are staring at the No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft and the GM, Dave Gettleman, doesn’t appear to have any real plans even though the event is this Thursday. After a 3-13 season, the Giants have holes everywhere but everyone is pointing at the quarterback position as the first upgrade necessary.
Eli Manning is 37-years old and every 6 passes he throws ends up in the bleachers or directly into the dirt. I think he can still play at a high level, sometimes. He needs pass protection and talented wide receivers that have insane hands like Odell Beckham and Hakeem Nicks.
But again, Eli is 37 and is coming off one of his worst seasons although he still completed 61% of his passes which is significantly better than Josh Allen which brings us back to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Should the New York Giants draft a quarterback?
I’ve slandered Josh Allen more than enough times. He had a 49% completion percentage at community college. I have no idea how to throw a football. I could pass about 49% completion percentage and no one would consider picking me No. 1 or 2 overall in the draft.
Here’s the problem with drafting a quarterback No. 2 overall, none of these quarterbacks are that great. Sam Darnold is the safest pick, but his ceiling is incredibly low. At best, he’s like, Matt Stafford, a quarterback who has had no success in the postseason. The Giants need to fix everything so wasting the second pick on a quarterback that will sit behind Eli for the next 5 years might be a mistake.
Especially considering that the Giants drafted a quarterback in the 3rd round last season. It’s way too soon to punt on a 3rd round pick from a year ago. That pick is too valuable. Ben McAdoo’s bitchass didn’t even let him play because of his obsession with Geno Smith’s ‘mobility’.
But what if Davis Webb is actually good?
The Giants are opening up a little minicamp this week which gives Davis Webb his opportunity to prove that he is capable of throwing a football and possibly being the heir apparent to Eli Manning. Why waste the No. 2 pick on a quarterback when you have Davis Webb on deck getting practice swings in ready to take the keys. I mixed those analogies up but you get the point.
Match him with new Giants head coach, Pat Shurmur, who transformed Sam Bradford and Case Keenum into beasts. Shurmur could mold Webb into the next big thing like Patrick Swayze standing behind Demi Moore in Ghost.
Davis Webb miiiiiiight be the next Aaron Rodgers. Or he might be the next Nathan Peterman. Anything can happen.