Could there be a difference of opinion between New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur over which quarterback should be at the top of the team’s wish list in the 2018 NFL Draft? Albert Breer of SI.com believes that to be the case.
What the Giants do will dictate a lot. I’ve heard that Giants GM Dave Gettleman really likes Darnold. I’ve heard the coaches like Allen. I’ve heard everyone there likes Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. And I know Gettleman has no history of trading down. But rumors of the work the team has done on University of Texas-San Antonio pass-rusher Marcus Davenport indicate that they’re at least considering it here. Bottom line, what the Giants do will help paint the picture for the rest of the top 10. If they take a quarterback, then that would mean QBs go 1-2-3 and could create a feeding frenzy for Cleveland’s pick at 4. If someone else trades up, then another team comes off the market for one. And if the Giants take Barkley, one of the QBs could slide a little. Gettleman is holding the cards.
Valentine’s View: Nobody knows for sure what is true and what isn’t at this point, but here is what I believe based on all of the information I have been able to gather. I believe the Giants like Josh Allen more than Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield. Do I believe they like him enough to take him No. 2 overall? I’m not sold on that.
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