With the NFL Draft inching closer, the narrative is starting to change on some players, particularly Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
When Haskins declared for the draft in January, he was regarded as the top quarterback in the class. When Kyler Murray declared, Haskins was regarded as the next one off the board.
Now it appears Haskins' stock is sliding even further.
Per NBC Sports' Peter King, Haskins could be the fourth quarterback off the board in what is not considered to be a quarterback-rich draft.
With the Giants' in need of a quarterback to succeed Eli Manning and two first-round picks (No. 6 and 17), Haskins' draft status and projections could impact what Big Blue chooses to do with their two picks.
Should he fall, here are some of the options for the Giants:
1) Draft Drew Lock
This is what King says the Giants should do with the No. 6 pick but GM Dave Gettleman has been a big proponent of drafting the best player available and this may be a reach for the Missouri quarterback.
It is entirely possible Lock could fall to the No. 17 pick, too, but if Haskins' stock is dropping then that likely means teams favor Lock. Taking Lock at No. 6 would be a huge reach, though, and while the Giants could justify it as getting the heir apparent to Manning, they would still face hefty criticism on using a high pick on a quarterback who could potentially fall to them at No. 17, too.
2) Draft Haskins at No. 17
If Haskins is indeed falling the way King described, there is the possibility he is there for the Giants with the No. 17 pick. Should that happen, the Giants would have to pounce on him.
Unlike taking Lock at No. 6, drafting Haskins at 17 would be tremendous value and it would be a dream scenario for the Giants to pair their first-round picks with a pass rusher and franchise quarterback.
Banking on Haskins to be there is a huge risk, though. He is meeting with the Broncos and Redskins this week, two teams that are drafting ahead of the Giants' 17th pick.
3) It's a ruse
Perhaps this is being tossed out there, two weeks before the draft, to scare teams like the Giants away from Haskins. If the Giants stray away from considering Haskins with the sixth pick, teams like the Broncos, Dolphins and Redskins would have less incentive to trade up with a team like the Jets and still grab the quarterback they covet without sacrificing additional draft picks.