Earlier Friday, we looked at a mock draft from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar in which he gave the New York USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick. Interestingly, Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller wrote Friday that the Giants are the best fit for Darnold.
Here is what Miller wrote:
Darnold has had his ups and downs this season, and even though he currently leads the FCS in turnovers, I still love him. Darnold's mistakes need context, and while some are 100 percent on him trying to do too much with an average arm, there are also times when his receiver drops or tips a pass that goes straight to a defender. Stats need background, and for Darnold, the tape shows an accurate, poised, smart quarterback who is hitting his rhythm well with a young USC offense around him. And remember—last year at this time, a lot of people were upset about Deshaun Watson's interception numbers. He looked pretty good in his rookie NFL season before injury.
Best NFL fit: New York Giants
Darnold's arm strength isn't the best for a cold-weather situation, but his leadership, character, personality and accuracy are what the Giants should be looking for as the team prepares to move on from Eli Manning. This could be a whole new front office and coaching staff in 2018, but the Giants are a premier franchise and Darnold would be a seamless fit there.
There is a loooooong way to go before the 2018 NFL Draft. Shoot, there is a long way to go in the 2017 NFL season. We don’t know if Darnold will eve declare for the draft, or who the coach and GM of the Giants will be.
As we begin to look toward how the 1-8 Giants will move into the future, though, all of this is just information worth filing away.