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(Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement)

Giants QB Eli Manning and S Landon Collins joined New York athletes wishing those injured in the Paramus school bus crash to get well soon. 

"I just wanted to reach out to everyone at East Brook Middle School and let you know that everyone on the Giants is thinking about you and praying for you during his tough time," Manning said into the camera.

Collins sent his personal message to Brendan O'Callaghan, who already received a signed stick and personal note from Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist

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(William Hauser)

The Giants kicked off their first of 10 OTAs on Monday, and Big Blue took the field to shake off the rust of the offseason and get ready for their 2018 campaign. 

One of the big stories heading in was how quickly 2018 first-rounder RB Saquon Barkley will fit into new head coach Pat Shurmur's offense as well as find chemistry with veteran QB Eli Manning. 

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Giants QB Eli Manning had a tough time getting any offense from his 2017 squad that went 3-13 last season. It also didn't help that the balls he got off in the pocket before it collapsed weren't caught. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Manning had the most dropped passes among qualifying quarterbacks last season with 43. The closest players to him are the Raiders Derek Carr and Chargers Philip Rivers, who both at 35 drops. 

Before the 2017 season began, this was a stat that didn't look to have Manning at the top of the list. He had Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall, and rookie TE Evan Engram to work with.

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(Kirby Lee)

Former Giants offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl sees an entirely different Giants team this year.

And though they were one of the leagues' worst at 3-13, Diehl is confident the new pieces this season will generate more wins. 

"You're going to be looking at a completely different offense," Diehl told NJ.com's Matt Lombardo. "Now you have Saquon Barkley, to Will Hernandez, to Nate Solder, and now coming back with a healthy Odell Beckham Jr., you're looking at a dangerous offense that can do a lot of things."

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

A lawsuit that alleges Giants quarterback Eli Manning committed memorabilia fraud was reportedly settled, ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith reports.

The Giants, Manning and Steiner Sports are alleged to have falsely provided non-game-used helmets for sale as certified game-used helmets. The plaintiffs' lawyers uncovered an email last year that Manning sent to the team's equipment director in 2010 when he asked for two helmets "that can pass as game used."

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Eli has advice for Saquon 00:00:51
New York Giants QB Eli Manning tells SNY's Justine Ward what his best advice is for rookie RB Saquon Barkley.

Giants QB Eli Manning is excited to start working with his new running back. But he has some words of wisdom to the 22-year-old. 

Barkley, the Giants No. 2 overall pick, already has tons of spotlight on him. And Manning knows well that the spotlight shines at all times, which is why his advice to Barkley is to learn how to say no. 

"Just be ready to handle this whirlwind of New York. You're going to be pulled every different direction. You gotta learn how to say 'No,' " Manning told SNY's Justine Ward at last Tuesday's BTIG Charity Day. "Say the words, 'No.' Understand you got a job to do and that's learn the playbook, get in here, and being a great teammate and learning the guys. Obviously, he's got a new family and a little baby now. So make sure you have everything in order to handle your business."

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Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) on sideline during first half against Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) on sideline during first half against Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

A trial will begin on Monday in the memorabilia fraud case surrounding Eli Manning and the Giants.

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Lauletta talks Giants' QBs 00:02:23
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano talks to Giants rookie QB Kyle Lauletta about learning from Eli Manning and competing with Davis Webb.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The old theory on how to develop young NFL quarterbacks was to throw as much as possible at them right from the beginning. Coaches wanted to see how much they could handle and to get them used to feeling overwhelmed.

"In a former life, way back when, what you did with the rookies -- this was like shock treatment," Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday. "You blew them up physically, emotionally, mentally and then by the time Monday came around, they're like, 'Holy smokes.'"

Anyone who remembers Eli Manning's first rookie mini-camp with the Giants knows that approach could lead to short-term disaster, even though coaches were sure it fostered long-term success. Regardless, when it comes to new Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta, Shurmur's approach this weekend at the Giants' rookie mini-camp figures to be much different than that...

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South Squad quarterback Kyle Lauletta of Richmond throws a pass during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. (Glenn Andrews/USA TODAY Sports)
South Squad quarterback Kyle Lauletta of Richmond throws a pass during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. (Glenn Andrews/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants QB Kyle Lauletta, who the team selected in the fourth round (108th overall) during last month's NFL Draft, is looking forward to picking Eli Manning's brain and will "definitely lean on him" as he adjusts to the pros and learns the new playbook. 

"I don't know if there's one specific thing," Lauletta said about what he most wants to learn from Manning. "The way he interacts with his teammates, the way he commands his team, the way he plays his position."

Lauletta said he has already met Manning, who congratulated him and welcomed him to the Giants. And Lauletta echoed his head coach Pat Shurmur when he said he believes Manning has "years left" in the league. 

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Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Saquon Barkley (Penn State) is selected as the number two overall pick to the New York Giants in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Heitman)
Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Saquon Barkley (Penn State) is selected as the number two overall pick to the New York Giants in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Heitman)

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He is already considered a "gold jacket" player in the eyes of the man who drafted him, and if that wasn't enough, Giants GM Dave Gettleman said Saquon Barkley is so good he's been "touched by the hand of God."

That's a lot of hype, which is why so many expect him to put on a dazzling display - even on Day 1...

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Justin Tuck on Barkley, Manning 00:01:34
Former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck chats with SNY's Justine Ward about Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning.

Former Giants DE Justin Tuck still refers to his former team like he is putting the pads on next season.

Tuck, a Giants Ring of Honor member, used "we" and "us" when asked questions about the Giants upcoming season. And, of course, one of those questions was about the team's No. 2 overall pick in RB Saquon Barkley

Tuck approves...

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New York Giants first-round draft pick Saquon Barkley during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants first-round draft pick Saquon Barkley during a press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)

By drafting running back Saquon Barkley second overall in the NFL draft, the Giants have another threat on offense, and quarterback Eli Manning is looking forward to working with the rookie.

"You like those three-down running backs," Manning said, according to NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "I haven't watched a whole lot of film on him. You've got to let him get here and earn his (stripes) a little bit. I know he is very talented. I'm just excited to get him in the facility and on the practice field and work with him."

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Aug 19, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Alex Tanney (11) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Brown)
Aug 19, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Alex Tanney (11) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Brown)

QB Alex Tanney has signed with the Giants, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

Tanney, 30, has spent time with the Chiefs, Browns, and Titans during his career, appearing in one game for the Titans in 2015.

The Giants also signed DT A.J. Francis, the team announced...

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) waves to fans after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 18-10. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) waves to fans after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 18-10. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Turmoil. Whilrwind. Chaos.

Any synonym to those words would describe what Eli Manning and the Giants went through last season. 

For Manning, though, it was the first time in his 14-year career that he thought he was done, that his days as the Giants' quarterback were to be put to bed. He admitted to Mike Francesa, who returned to WFAN on Tuesday, that he had no clue what his future held as the Giants spiraled into an abyss last season...

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Kyle Lauletta highlights 00:00:32
SNY rolls the highlights of Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta who the New York Giants picked in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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When the Giants drafted running back Saquon Barkley on Thursday, it looked like they decided to punt their search for their next franchise quarterback into the future. Then they drafted a quarterback in the fourth round on Saturday, making it clear the future at that position is definitely on their minds.

No one knows, of course, if Richmond's Kyle Lauletta, the Giants' fourth-round pick, will ever develop into being worthy of being Eli Manning's successor. No one knows if he'll even turn out better than last year's third-round pick, Davis Webb. The Giants can't be sure that either of them will ever replace Manning when his effectiveness as an NFL quarterback is done.

But they know how hard it could be for them to find their next Eli Manning.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Dave Gettleman has been raving about Saquon Barkley privately and publicly since he first watched him on film back in March. In the end, he couldn't pass on a player he said "was touched by the hand of God." So with the second overall pick, it was an easy choice to select "the unanimous best player in our draft."

But Gettleman's choice wasn't just about the dynamic, 21-year-old Penn State running back.

It was about the Giants' 37-year-old quarterback, too.

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Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

In addition to praising running back Saquon Barkley by saying he has Hall of Fame potential, Giants GM Dave Gettleman backed quarterback Davis Webb during an interview on WFAN's "Boomer & Gio" on Friday.

Gettleman made Barkley, the dynamic Penn State running back who many considered to be the best athlete in the draft, the No. 2 pick on Thursday, passing on Sam DarnoldJosh Allen and Josh Rosen as potential heirs to Eli Manning.

"We're talking gold jacket potential, and Saquon has those things," Gettleman said. "When I see him today, I'm going to give him a big hug and I'm going to look at him and say, 'Be Saquon. Don't be anyone else.' "

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Saquon is coming to the Meadowlands.

The Giants -- as had been expected for the last few weeks -- passed on taking a quarterback and instead selected Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick at the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Dallas. With Barkley selected at No. 2, he'll receive a four-year deal worth roughly $7.8 million per season -- the fourth-highest average annual value among all running backs -- according to Spotrac...

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: So much for the future. The Giants are undoubtedly trying to win now. Faced with a chance to set themselves up for the post-Eli Manning decade by selecting their Quarterback of the Future, the Giants chose a running back that can instead help them in the present. And that's what they're counting on -- that a transcendent talent like Barkley can help them make one last Manning-era championship run...

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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

The Giants have tabbed who they hope will be their next franchise quarterback.

With the No. 2 pick in Thursday night's Draft in Dallas, the Giants selected UCLA QB Josh Rosen.

The Giants had been expected by many to take Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, but couldn't pass up the chance at snagging the 37-year-old Eli Manning's replacement. 

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Manning and Webb talk future 00:02:07
New York Giants QBs Eli Manning and Davis Webb address their status and the possibility that the team will select a QB in the NFL Draft.

Giants QB Eli Manning has met most of the top quarterbacks and running backs who will be available in Thursday night's NFL Draft, but doesn't want to dive deep in to what might happen. Instead, he'll let the process play out and comment after. 

"I met most of the top quarterbacks before," Manning said on Wednesday at the Giants' Minicamp. "But I did get to see a few of them in the facility and I went up and talked to them just because I've been around them before. Some of the running backs, also, so I saw a few of the guys over the year. All of them are obviously good players and good people from my encounters with them, so all went well."

With the No. 2 pick, the Giants are expected to tab Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, or perhaps USC QB Sam Darnold if he slips past the Browns at No. 1. Or, they could trade back and select NC State DE Bradley Chubb or Notre Dame OL Quenton Nelson

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Who will the Jets select #3? 00:05:13
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano and SNY NFL Draft Expert Rich Cirminiello discuss who the Jets will select third overall in the NFL Draft.

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In less than a week, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will make the most important draft pick of his tenure with the team, the one that surely will define his legacy.

No pressure, right?

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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The winds of the Meadowlands certainly seem to be blowing in Saquon Barkley's direction. He was caught on camera wearing a Giants hoodie. Louis Riddick, one of the men who interviewed to be the Giants GM, is sure they're taking the Penn State running back. So are many around the league who claim to know GM Dave Gettleman well.

And when the Giants are on the clock next Thursday night, Barkley may indeed be the pick.

It would just be a mistake to completely rule the quarterbacks out yet.

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GEICO SportsNite: Odell reports 00:04:06
Pat Shurmur and Eli Manning speak on Odell Beckham reporting to Giants' workouts while Taylor Rooks and Ralph Vacchiano discuss it further.

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Eli Manning heard some of the speculation that Odell Beckham Jr. was on the verge of being traded, but he said he never really took it seriously. He always envisioned himself throwing passes to Beckham this upcoming season.

And perhaps next season. And maybe even another year or two after that.

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Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) celebrates with quarterback Eli Manning (10) after scoring a touchdown against the Lions during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports  (Robert Deutsch)
Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) celebrates with quarterback Eli Manning (10) after scoring a touchdown against the Lions during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Odell Beckham apparently skipped Eli Manning's annual minicamp at Duke University again this week, as he presumably continued to rehab his ankle back in Los Angeles.

But Brandon Marshall was in Durham, N.C. for the workouts, leading to some speculation that he still might have a future with the Giants after all...

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Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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ORLANDO - Eli Manning's age looms large over the Giants as they decide what to do with the No. 2 pick in the draft. At 37 years old his career is undoubtedly nearing its end. And the Giants are in a great position to maybe find his replacement.

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(Brian Spurlock)

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ORLANDO -- As soon as the Giants' traded Jason Pierre-Paul, speculation went wild that they were planning to take his replacement with the No. 2 pick in the draft. And why not? N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb is considered the draft's best defensive player, perfect for the Giants' new-look, 3-4 defense.

That, of course, is not the reason they traded JPP. The move was about dumping a contract and a player, and their draft board didn't change after they made the move. They are set for the time being at the edge positions with Olivier Vernon and the newly-signed Kareem Martin, plus Josh Mauro when his season-opening suspension is over...

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UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
UCLA QB Josh Rosen (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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ORLANDO -- John Mara insisted that no one should draw any conclusions from the fact that he and Steve Tisch recently had dinner with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. But one conclusion is pretty inescapable:

The Giants owners wouldn't bother sitting down for dinner with a college quarterback if they weren't seriously considering taking a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.

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Top QB prospect Josh Rosen 00:01:13
Former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is expected to be taken as one of the top QB's in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Top quarterback prospect Josh Rosen received the total package in his visit with the Giants.

The UCLA product told "The Rich Eisen Show" that Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch took him out to dinner the night before his workout. He called it an "awesome" experience, and loved being able to meet not one, but both of the Giants owners.

'It's really cool when the owners come in," Rosen said. 'You get to talk to them and meet some unbelievably successful people and it was just a really fun experience."

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Vacchiano's mock draft-Top 5 00:01:02
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses who he thinks will be the top five players selected in the NFL Draft.

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The Jets' big move from No. 6 to No. 3 in the draft has certainly shaken up the Top Five, where there is almost certain now to be a run on quarterbacks. The consensus around the league is that at least two, probably three, and maybe four quarterbacks will go in the first five picks.

Of course, there are still five weeks until the NFL Draft begins on April 26, so a lot can still change. For now, here's a very early projection of how the first 10 picks will go...

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 (Troy Wayrynen)
(Troy Wayrynen)

Michael Bennett, the Eagles' newly acquired defensive end, didn't waste any time in calling out his newest targets: The NFC East's quarterbacks. 

Giants QB Eli Manning is obviously one of them, and Bennett jumped right into the division rivalries by insinuating New York's long-time signal caller is having nightmares about him. 

"I know Eli Manning is probably watching this thinking: 'he's coming'," Bennett told NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt at his first appearance in front of the media on Monday. "I know Dak [Prescott] is watching this like 'yeah he's coming.' Alex Smith, he know he can't run from me. I told him at the Pro Bowl...

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Top prospect OL Quenton Nelson 00:01:02
Former Notre Dame offensive guard Quenton Nelson is expected to be taken as one of the top offensive linemen in the 2018 NFL Draft.

In NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft, he sees the Giants bolstering their offensive line with Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson

Brooks has the Giants sticking with their No. 2 pick, and spending it on Nelson who is highly considered the lineman in the draft. Despite RB Saquon Barkley and several quarterbacks still on the board, protecting QB Eli Manning is on GM Dave Gettleman's priority in Brooks' mind. 

"New GM Gettleman is all about the "hog mollies" (big guys)," Brooks writes, "so he could by pass a quarterback of the future and a dynamic runner to add a Pro Bowl-caliber interior blocker to the roster."

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley plays against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (Jay LaPrete/AP)
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley plays against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Jay LaPrete/AP)

In his latest mock draft, Todd McShay has the Giants straying away from a quarterback, and selecting Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick. 

It was UCLA QB Josh Rosen that McShay stuck with in his first two mock drafts, but he points out how the Giants have many different avenues to work with as their No. 2 pick dictates. They could look to the future, immediate success, or even trade back for a team that has fallen in love with their next franchise quarterback. However, McShay settles with Barkley -- the immediate success option -- to give Eli Manning a run game to work wtih, and potentially vault the Giants into a win-now team.

SEE WHAT MCSHAY SAID ABOUT HIS LATEST PICK BELOW

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Nov 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (right) and UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) shake hands after their game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)
Nov 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (right) and UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) shake hands after their game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)

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INDIANAPOLIS - There will be a temptation for the Giants with the second pick in the draft to take a player who can help them immediately. There will be a running back, a defensive end, and maybe others who could be the future Hall of Famers that Dave Gettleman said he'd expect from a pick that high.

But this draft for the Giants is about more than that. It's about setting up the franchise for the next decade or more. They have a 37-year-old quarterback whose time is running out, and a rare opportunity find his heir apparent. If they believe there is a great quarterback in this draft, they absolutely have to take him if he's still available.

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Vacchiano and Leonard on Giants 00:04:29
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano and Pat Leonard of the Daily News report from the NFL Combine after Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur met with the media.

Giants HC Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman already know the weight of carrying the No. 2 overall pick into the NFL draft this year as their immediate and long-term future depend on it.

Shurmur reminded the media at the Combine what happened the last two times the Giants had a pick this high in the draft.

"Certainly, with the second pick in the draft, we want to draft the player worthy of that pick. I think we've talked about it before, but the last time the Giants had the second pick in the draft, they picked Lawrence Taylor. The last time they had the third pick in the draft, they picked Carl Banks," Shurmur told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.  And those were two franchise-changing players. So, I think we got to keep an open mind on this and we certainly want to make our team better. I think that's the approach we're taking."

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Shurmur on Manning and Webb 00:02:14
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur talks about Eli Manning, Davis Webb, and Big Blue's plans for the NFL Draft.

The Giants have their hands full this week at the NFL Combine, especially when it comes to evaluating all the top quarterback talent in this year's draft. However, they have already gotten a head start on evaluating QB Davis Webb.

New HC Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman have been over tape -- both college and practice -- on Webb, and have come away saying they "think highly" of the Giants' third-rounder last year. While with Carolina, Gettleman said that Webb was rated high on their draft board.

But with no experience in his rookie year despite the Giants' 3-13 record, Gettleman and Shurmur don't have much to go off with for Webb. That is why Gettleman referred to the Cal product as "having a Christmas or Hannukah present that you get to unwrap eventually."

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GEICO SportsNite: NFL Combine 00:03:56
The GEICO SportsNite panel debates whether the upcoming 2018 NFL Combine is more important to the future of the Giants or the Jets.

Explosive. Powerful. Franchise-type. Generational.

These are all words used to describe Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.

Many more adjectives can be put on Barkley's game-changing abilities, but when pitching himself to NFL teams, the 5-foot-11, 223-pound back will describe himself as one word: competitor...

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Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

With the 2018 NFL Combine officially kicking off Tuesday, the rebuild for new Giants GM Dave Gettleman starts as well. 

The No. 2 overall pick sits in his lap, and on top of that, a free-agent market that the Giants are certainly going to enter to bolster their roster. So, between looking at possible free-agent targets while trying to interview and grade the prospects in Indianapolis, it is safe to say Gettleman and the Giants have their hands full this offseason. 

That isn't to say Gettleman isn't up for the challenge. He already has his master plan shaped out. 

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 (Matt Kartozian)
(Matt Kartozian)

ESPN insider Mel Kiper is changing his mind for who the Giants will select with their No. 2 overall pick come April.

Instead of going with a quarterback, Kiper has the Giants taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with their top pick. He previously had UCLA QB Josh Rosen as his favorite, but he thinks New York can't pass up on bringing in Barkley's talent to work alonside the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants stellar receiving crew. 

READ KIPER'S ANALYSIS BELOW

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Giants may not draft a QB 00:02:41
The Daily News Live crew discusses Dave Gettleman's comment that the Giants may not select a quarterback with their first-round pick.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman has certainly been preparing for what he wants to do with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, and many believe taking a quarterback for the team's future is the right move to make. But what if he's leaning toward another option? 

There are two other options he can decide to choose other than taking a quarterback: Draft a different player at No. 2, or trade down to acquire more picks. And, according to SI's Peter King, that is exactly what some think he will do. 

King has the Giants looking at Wyoming QB Josh Allen, but there are other needs for next season. If Eli Manning is the guy for now, King doesn't doubt Gettleman skipping out on this top-heavy quarterback class. 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 23-0. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri/AP)

The Giants counsel have asked to delay Eli Manning's memorabilia lawsuit until June 11, per Newsday's Jim Baumbach.

The team asked the New Jersey court for this request as their lead attorney, Michael Kelly, is undergonig treatment for a sickness and has another trial set for March. Manning's trial is currently set for March 26.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media in the press room after being named the co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year during the 6th Annual NFL Honors at Wortham Theater. (Kirby Lee)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media in the press room after being named the co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year during the 6th Annual NFL Honors at Wortham Theater. (Kirby Lee)

Giants co-owner John Mara's deposition in the Eli Manning memorabilia fraud case could show that the team turned a blind eye to the situation back in 2008.

The lawyer of Eric Inselberg -- the memorabilia dealer who is suing the Giants and Steiner Sports -- asked Mara what he did after seeing an email from equipment manager Joe Skiba about the game-used helmets. Mara claimed he didn't recall if he spoke with Skiba in-person about it. Mara also didn't go to Manning about it as well. 

Inselberg's lawyer then says it is "willful blindness" for the Giants to neglect investigating the situation.

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With the NFL season officially over, all attention turns to the top-rated prospects coming out of college to pursue their professional dreams. 

For the Giants, their No. 2 overall pick is their top priority at the moment as they figure out what to do with the selection. Other than that top pick, though, there seems to be a consensus on what position the Giants should be addressing in this year's draft: the offensive line. 

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The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions, but the world hasn't yet spun off its axis. So for now, at least, Super Bowl LIII is still scheduled to be played next year.

The Eagles, who were the worst team in the NFC East just one year ago, are clearly among the favorites to get back to the Super Bowl again. But is there any chance the Giants can pull off their worst-to-first trick, too?

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Todd McShay has UCLA QB Josh Rosen still going to the Giants with the second overall selection in his latest mock draft

The ESPN analyst understands new head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman backed Eli Manning as the starter for next season, but that doesn't mean they pass up on Rosen's talent.

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Eli Manning and Odell Beckham during preseason play Saturday. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)
Eli Manning and Odell Beckham during preseason play Saturday. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Leave it to Eli Manning to steal the spotlight from Tom Brady in a Super Bowl again -- this time without even being there.

While Brady and the New England Patriots were losing Super Bowl LII to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. starred in one of the most popular and best Super Bowl commercials which aired during the game on NBC. It featured Manning and Beckham doing a choreographed touchdown celebration to the "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack, complete with some of that movie's most famous moves.

Manning did most of the wildest dancing, including a head-spinning and startlingly accurate homage to Patrick Swayze's dancing in the movie's final scene. He was also joined by some of his offensive linemen. Giants safety Landon Collins made a cameo appearance in the commercial for the NFL, too...

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Eli Manning found a way to steal the show from Tom Brady again by appearing alongside Odell Beckham Jr. in an entertaining Super Bowl ad.

The Giants may have missed the playoffs, but quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won the Super Bowl by showing off their dance moves.

With a little inspiration from "Dirty Dancing," Manning and Beckham showed off their moves in a commercial highlighting the NFL's touchdown celebrations.

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Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning during warm up before game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning during warm up before game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Giants QB Eli Manning is getting a headstart, and watching some Vikings film to see how Pat Shurmur's offense works. 

The Giants new head coach and veteran quarterback are prevented from watching film together until the new league year. But Manning, a stout student on and off the field, has already begun looking at Shurmur's latest film with the Vikings to see how he could be effective in his system. 

"I just watched (the Vikings') offense in a couple of games from last year," Manning told NJ.com's Dan Duggan. "I just tried to have the plays kind of written on the screen so I can start learning some of the terminology and put it all together, just calling plays and seeing some of the schemes that they're running."

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks off the field after a play against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks off the field after a play against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning said he would have no problem if New York drafted a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft in April.

"It's my job to play quarterback. It's their job to handle the draft," Manning said Friday morning on the Dan Patrick radio show, adding that he's "fine" with the Giants selecting a QB. "I know how old I am," he said. "How many years of football do I have left? who knows? ... If they want to take a quarterback number 2, it's still my job to play quarterback and go out and compete like I do every year."

The Giants are in position to draft their next quarterback of the future with the second pick, and could have said quarterback learn under the 37-year-old Manning, who has started 214 of the Giants' last 215 games since taking the reins in 2004.

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Tiki Barber may have spoke bad about his QB Eli Manning in the past, but now, he thinks it is the Giants' right move to stick with No. 10. 

The Giants still may take a quarterback at No. 2 overall in April, but the front office has stated Manning as their guy for next season. Barber, who played with Manning for three seasons (his best three in terms of yards), says Manning deserves to start considering it really wasn't his fault as to why they were so bad last season. 

"I think it's the right move," Barber told NJ.com's Dan Duggan. "There were so many things I could have pointed to last year like, 'This is the problem. This is the problem.' Never once was I saying, 'Eli is the problem.' I think he's got a couple of good years left in him. If they stay healthy -- Odell (Beckham Jr.) was hurt for most of the year -- and they get a couple of free-agent offensive lineman or draft someone, they can turn this thing quickly if they figure out how went from 11-5 to 3-13 last year."

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Nov 23, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 23, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

The Patriots are seeking a second consecutive Super Bowl victory, but Giants QB Eli Manning believes the Eagles have the potential to win their first Super Bowl title.

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