Observers were largely impressed by Daniel Jones during his Pro Day on Tuesday.
I’ll take Jones over Lock every day https://t.co/SHfYePeZ6E— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) March 26, 2019
Caught the tail-end of Duke’s Daniel Jones’ pro day on @nflnetwork and liked what I saw - accurate ball placement which is #1 for me when evaluating QBs— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) March 26, 2019
Impressive day by @DukeFOOTBALL QB Daniel Jones. Sharp, accurate, showed better arm strength than I had graded, w/nice leadership @NFLDraft— Charles Davis (@CFD22) March 26, 2019
.@MoveTheSticks likes what he's seeing from Daniel Jones during throwing session at @DukeFOOTBALL pro day.— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 26, 2019
"He's having a really, really solid day. He's throwing the ball really well."
We don’t yet know whether the New York Giants will select a quarterback to be the heir to Eli Manning of if they will once again punt on the decision. However, we do know that they are at least doing their due diligence in scouting all of their potential options.
The Giants had a heavy presence at the Oklahoma and Ohio State Pro Days, with Chris Mara, Pat Shurmur, and Mike Shula (among many others) attending both.
They also had strong presences at the Missouri and West Virginia pro days
Tuesday, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Shula was at the Duke Pro Day to scout Daniel Jones, the Duke quarterback.
Daniel Jones pro day is today in Durham. Giants OC Mike Shula and assistant Ryan Roeder (who works w/quarterbacks) are in attendance. Coach Pat Shurmur in Arizona at the NFL meetings but he’ll get his chance to see Jones first-hand later this week in a private workout for Giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 26, 2019
Jones has been repeatedly linked to the Giants, largely through the connection of Duke head coach David Cutcliffe with Eli Manning. The line of thought suggests that the Giants might favor Jones because of the relationship with Manning, and that could soothe any quarterback controversy and ease an eventual transition.
Jones is also a big quarterback at 6-foot-5 1⁄2 inches and 221 pounds and solid athleticism, all of which could appeal to Dave Gettleman. We don’t actually know how the Giants feel about Jones, and they probably won’t finalize their opinions on him until after his private workout. However, opinions on the outside are mixed to say the least.
There is still a full month to go before the Giants are on the clock for the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and there will be more than enough intrigue to go around.