Giants QB Kyle Lauletta, who the team selected in the fourth round (108th overall) during last month's NFL Draft, is looking forward to picking Eli Manning's brain and will "definitely lean on him" as he adjusts to the pros and learns the new playbook.
"I don't know if there's one specific thing," Lauletta said about what he most wants to learn from Manning. "The way he interacts with his teammates, the way he commands his team, the way he plays his position."
Lauletta said he has already met Manning, who congratulated him and welcomed him to the Giants. And Lauletta echoed his head coach Pat Shurmur when he said he believes Manning has "years left" in the league.
"It's Eli Manning's team," Lauletta said. "His success and his resume speaks for itself."
Like everyone else on the Giants, Lauletta is learning a new offense. He noted that it's "a little bit more advanced, a little bit more complex," but is confident he'll catch on quickly.
"I've had experience in a lot of different offenses. … nothing seems too much or overwhelming to me," Lauletta said. "I've kind of experienced the whole gamut of offenses. ... If you learn it in the right order, you'll develop and be on pace."
Lauletta completed 64.9 percent of his passes in 2017 for 3,737 yards with 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while leading Richmond to a 6-5 record.
He will likely be competing this season with Davis Webb for the backup role behind Manning.