USC QB Sam Darnold had dinner with Giants brass on Monday night before meeting with head coach Pat Shurmur and other officials during his Pro Day on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Darnold had dinner with the Browns -- who have the No. 1 selection in the Draft -- on Tuesday.
The Giants, who recently worked out UCLA QB Josh Rosen, have been expected to tab a quarterback with the 2nd overall pick in the Draft. And SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has them taking Rosen in his Mini Mock Draft.
However, the "expectation" is that Darnold, Rosen, and Wyoming QB Josh Allen will not be ranked in the Giants' Top 3 when they finalize their board ahead of next month's Draft, Paul Schwartz of the NY Post reported on Wednesday.
Darnold completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,143 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 14 games in 2017 during his second season as a starter for the Trojans. He finished his collegiate career by completing 26-of-45 passes for 356 yards and an interception in USC's 24-7 loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29.
The 20-year-old Darnold said recently that he has learned a lot from Eli Manning.
"I was at the Manning Passing Academy, it was a great opportunity for me to get better, and I learned a lot from Eli," Darnold told Steve Serby of NY Post. "He's a great guy, great personality, him and Peyton both. ... It would be amazing. If I do get drafted by New York and he was there, it'd be an amazing opportunity to get better."
And Darnold wouldn't be opposed to the pressure of New York City.
"No, it wouldn't scare me," he said. "I dealt with a lot at USC. The market's pretty big at USC, but I'm sure it's not as big as New York. I learned a lot at USC being a communications major."