As the days continue to get closer to the 2018 NFL Draft, the Giants are looking to get an even closer evaluation on the top prospects they could choose with their No. 2 overall selection.
They have reportedly set up private visits with all four of the top quarterback prospects in USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and Wyoming's Josh Allen, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Each visit will take place sometime next week at the Giants' facility.
When each quarterback will visit is still a question, but for Mayfield, he is believed to be getting here on Sunday. He is also expected to meet with the Jets during his time here as well.
Getting a potential franchise quarterback to succeed Eli Manning has always been one of two options for the Giants in this year's draft. However, unlike the Jets who traded up to No. 3 to get one of the top prospects, the Giants may not be sold on all of them. That is why getting private workouts, and conversing with them one-on-one without any distractions is crucial in finding out what a fallback option could be if the Giants truly want a quarterback with their first-round pick.
They will be at the bidding of the Browns' first overall selection, though. Many have seen Darnold being an easy No. 1 pick for Cleveland, but now, Allen is starting to become a name linked with the Browns. The Giants appear to be high on Darnold, and not really too interested with the other quarterback prospects.
If the Browns like what Allen brings to the table and draft him, the Giants could see Darnold fall to their pick. However, that might be the Giants' dream scenario at the moment. But, if Darnold is gone and the Giants truly want a quarterback, evaluating each propsect closer may open their eyes to a Plan B.
Other than the quarterback prospects, Penn State RB Saquon Barkley is set to visit next week as he will arrive on Sunday night. Also, Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson and N.C. State DE Bradley Chubb will visit the team, though their visit dates are unknown.