Dwayne Haskins' stock soared after his pro day, but has fallen in recent weeks -- either because interested teams are trying to spread disinformation so he falls to them or due to concrete concerns about his ability to excel in the NFL.
And if Haskins winds up with the Giants -- who have the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in the Draft next Thursday -- he's happy to sit and learn from Eli Manning.
"Eli Manning is a legend," Haskins said on Ian Rapoport's RapSheet and Friends podcast. "I grew up watching Eli and I'd have no problem sitting behind him and learning from him, like how I did with J.T. [Barrett] at Ohio State. Whatever team drafts me, I'll be able to sit back and learn from the guy that's there and be able to compete with him and push him, but know that a guy's there because he's a veteran, he's done it before, he's professional."
Giants GM Dave Gettleman has been open about wanting to follow the "Kansas City Model" -- drafting a successor for Manning and then having that quarterback learn before making a smooth transition to the starting role.
As far as Haskins, the Giants sent a large contingent to his pro day and visited with him earlier this week at their facilities.
The New Jersey native is among the top-5 quarterbacks in the draft, all of which the Giants have hosted or plan to host in the lead up to next week's NFL Draft -- as they have the majority of the Top 30 prospects in the Draft.
The question surrounding Haskins is whether or not the Giants like him enough to take with the sixth overall pick. Waiting for No. 17 could be risky, but there's a chance he'll fall.
Haskins set Big 10 records in his one season as a starter at Ohio State and is regarded by many as the best pure pocket-passer in the draft, but Gettleman's mantra has been to take the best player available, which may indicate they go toward defense with the sixth pick.