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.
"It could be [Sam] Darnold or Josh Rosen too, obvioulsy," King writes. "Much smarter NFLers than me told me in the last few days that they think GM Dave Gettleman will pass on a quarterback to fill another major need at number two overall, and i don't doubt it."
However, King feels the Giants must go after a quarterback to look toward their future after Manning, like many others believe. But who could be worth the No. 2 pick other than a quarterback? The Giants have been linked to RB Saquon Barkley in mock drafts, as he is arguably the best all-around prospect in the Draft.
As for trading down, the Giants could strike a deal with a team that desperately wants one of the quarterbacks like the Broncos or Jets, who will be in pursuit of their next franchise guy this offseason. They could, then, go bolster a position like the offensive line or even linebacker depending on how far their pick would fall.
Gettleman has choices to make, but no one will know exactly what that choice will be until the end of April.
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It is definitely going to be tough for Gettleman and Shurmur to pass up on a quarterback with that No. 2 pick. I mean, this opportunity doesn't present itself more than once (unless you're the Browns), which is why scouts and experts predict one of the top-four quarterbacks will be written on the Giants card.
But let's just say, for the sake of saying it, that Gettleman is deadset on skipping a quarterback with Manning under center, and confidence that Davis Webb wasn't a waste of a third-round pick. There are those two options mentioned before, and in my eyes, there is only one way to go with each of them.
Sticking with the No. 2 pick? Draft Saquon Barkley.
Want to trade down? Find a way to get Quenton Nelson.
Barkley is the only player that is worthy of that high of a pick. The Browns could even take him first overall if they're not satisfied with a certain quarterback, knowing they have the fourth overall pick as well in their back pocket. But if the Giants are smart, Barkley is their only move if they stay with that pick and not take a QB.
If trading down is the move to make, it better be to set themselves up to bolster that O-line that needs a total makeover. Nelson is hands down the best lineman in the draft, and many project him in the Top-10. Find a team that wants one of the highly touted QBs, and puts you in range to take Nelson.