Giants GM Dave Gettleman's phone was ringing when he was on the clock with the No. 2 overall pick. And though he said most of the offers he received were for "a bag of donuts, a hot pretzel and a hot dog," there was one he stopped to think about.
Gettleman went on WFAN's "The Afternoon Drive with Carlin, Maggie & Bart" on Monday, and said that he did hear "one very reasonable offer." However, taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley made the most sense.
"Are you going to be upset if you trade back and don't get the guy you really like, that you feel can really help your football team?" Gettleman said. "Those are things you've got to think about when you start trading back."
The Giants were content straying away from one of the top quarterback prospects, with USC's Sam Darnold -- the quarterback many believed was the only one on Gettleman's mind -- dropping to the Jets at No. 3. Gettleman, though, simply said "I don't care" when asked about why he passed up on a different position.
"Slow down," he said. "We passed on about 230,000 players. You guys have got to understand me, I don't care. All I care about is the New York Football Giants and every decision we make will be in the best interest of the New York Football Giants. I don't care about that stuff. It doesn't bother me. I know you're looking at me like I'm crazy. I don't care."
The only trade Gettleman thought about making was his own to get Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter. He admitted after taking him in the third round that he debated trading up to grab him, but waiting patiently worked out.
Overall, Gettleman was happy with the way his first draft with the Giants ended up. And nabbing Barkley at No. 2 was the pick he always wanted.