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GM Dave Gettleman leads Giants’ contingent scouting Oregon QB Justin Herbert

Giants get first-hand look at player who could be draft’s top quarterback

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Justin Herbert
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The New York Giants were out in full force to scout Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, the likely first quarterback selected in the 2019 NFL Draft should he declare, on Saturday night.

General manager Dave Gettleman, assistant general manager Kevin Abrams and scout Jeremy Breit were listed on the press box seating chart. Herbert went 20-of-33 for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 32-25 loss to Utah.

The Giants, of course, are 1-7 and have 37-year-old Eli Manning leading a struggling offense. They currently own the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and their heavy presence at Saturday’s game will only add to the speculation that they will be looking for Manning’s potential successor in that draft.

Herbert has a year of college eligibility remaining and there have been reports that he could return to school.

Another quarterback who could interest the Giants, Daniel Jones of Duke, went 31-of-54 for 388 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception and also ran for 186 yards and a score Saturday in a 42-35 victory over North Carolina.