In ESPN Mel Kiper's first mock draft, he has the Giants selecting UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Rosen has been connected to the Giants in other mock drafts, including Kiper's partner Todd McShay. Like his co-worker, he thinks the Giants need to look toward the future, and Rosen is the best option for New York with their high pick.
"Rosen is the top pure passer in this class," Kiper writes. "He looked better than (Sam) Darnold when UCLA and USC played late in the season. Rosen, however, has dealt with injuries the past two seasons, and there have already been rumblings that he doesn't want to end up in Cleveland. There are some red flags. But some team is going to draft him high -- he has rare arm talent and has been much more secure with the ball than Darnold and (Josh) Allen. The Giants could move into life after Eli Manning with a new franchise quarterback."
The 6-foot-4, 218 pound Rosen had his best year with UCLA this season, throwing for 3,717 yards, 26 touchdowns, and a 62.5 completion percentage -- all of which are career highs. However, as McShay pointed out, Rosen's "coachability" and desire to play go along with the red flags that Kiper argues.
In Kiper's mock draft, though, he sees the Browns taking Wyoming QB Josh Allen first overall. The Giants could very well reassess their choice if Darnold and Rosen are both there.