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“He had a lot of sponsors throughout the league. People thought he was going to be a good player,” said Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout and current analyst with NFL Network. “Teams said he’s got a lot of ability and thought he got unfairly beat up through the process.”
”I got that sense as well,” added former NFL quarterback Jim Miller, host of ‘Movin’ the Chains’ on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “In terms of league coaches and GMs around the NFL, they liked Daniel Jones every bit as much as the Giants did.” ...
It’s impossible to know for sure whether that would have happened. But two pre-draft polls of NFL general managers - one taken by SiriusXM NFL radio and one by NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly -- strongly suggest Jones was unlikely to get out of the Top 15.
”Every GM had it listed differently,” said Miller, who conducted the poll with his co-host, former NFL executive Pat Kirwan. “For some on the list, Kyler Murray was 1. For others on the list, Dwayne Haskins was 1.
”But there were teams that had Daniel Jones as their No. 1.”
“I remember as a rookie being excited, optimistic,” former Giants quarterback and current SiriusXM host Danny Kanell said. “With all the criticism that’s been heaped on Daniel Jones, I just wonder if that’s been zapped from him. You talk about a welcome-to-the-NFL moment, he hasn’t even thrown an interception and he’s getting booed at Yankees games. He’s getting mocked off of one practice at his rookie camp.”
Jones’ first real chance to impress the media and a skeptical fan base comes Thursday night in the Giants’ preseason opener against the Jets. Giants coach Pat Shurmur has talked up the first-year signal-caller throughout OTAs and the early stages of training camp, while Jones himself has said all the right things.
“Confidence is one of the most important things for a young quarterback to have and I have to imagine it’s really tough for Daniel Jones to stay positive through all the negativity,” Kanell said. “He’s handling it on the outside really, really well. That’s a credit to him and his upbringing.
“But, man, I just wonder what’s going on inside his head because it has to be tough through all this. It’s not going to get any easier in this process. He’s really going to have to have some thick skin and prove everyone wrong.”
Jackson, drafted by the Giants, is a guy you have to root for.
Russell Shepard isn’t buying that Manning is finished.
“Yeah, I think he can, man,” Shepard said Thursday. “If you look at Eli’s diet, how he’s gone about taking care of his body throughout the last five years, how he prepares week in and week out, he just doesn’t look like a guy that’s slowing down any time soon.
“He looks as sharp as ever. Eli probably can play another five, 10 years, in my opinion. Throws an amazing ball. It’s amazing to be in Year 16, and he’s still got that zip on the ball.”
The nature of Haley’s injury has not been confirmed by the Giants.
Nothing ground breaking in here, but a worthwhile read.
Saquon Barkley makes the list.
Remaining Training Camp Schedule
Friday, August 2 — 2:45 p.m. (Public)
Saturday, August 3 — 2:45 p.m. (Closed)
Monday, August 5 — 10:45 a.m. (Closed)
Tuesday, August 6 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Sunday, August 11 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Monday, August 12 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Tuesday, August 13 — 10:45 .m. (Public)
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