At a press conference on Thursday, former Giants head coach and current Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur spoke about the similarities between Broncos quarterback Drew Lock and Daniel Jones.
Shurmur reflected on his draft process memories of Lock, who was the No. 42 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- 36 picks after the Giants took Jones.
He said the Giants' decision to draft Jones sixth overall was an "organizational decision," according to Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk, while also adding that the Giants had "a very, very high opinion" of Lock.
Jones started 12 games for the Giants in 2019 under Shurmur, going 3-9 with 3,027 yards passing and 24 touchdowns. The Broncos hope that Shurmur can get similar production out of Lock, who started the final five games of the season for the Broncos.
"Skill sets are very similar. They can throw the ball well. They can move around well. You saw the flashes of really good football from both of them this year," Shurmur said.
Lock threw for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns, while going 4-1 as the starter. His best game came in a 38-24 Week 14 win against the Houston Texans, when he threw for 309 yards on 22-of-27 passing with three touchdowns and an interception.