Should the Giants pick a quarterback with the No. 6 or No. 17 pick in Thursday's NFL draft, it is possible they could draft someone who has drawn comparisons to Tom Brady.
Former NFL quarterback and former NFL analyst Trent Dilfer compared Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins to the six-time Super Bowl champion Brady, not based on the style of play, but how they see the field.
"I thought Dwayne should've waited, but he's the most like Tom Brady of anyone we've had," Dilfer told The MMQB's Albert Breer earlier this month. "He sees it like Tom, he works at it, he plays that way. He plays on time, with his intellectual process. I don't want to compare anyone to Brady, but he's Tom Brady-ish."
The 21-year-old Haskins, who threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns last season with the Buckeyes, was grateful for the comparison.
"From the neck up, I feel like I'm a lot like Tom Brady," Haskins told Sports Illustrated, "from how I study to how much time I commit to get ready for the game, to how I read defenses, to how I pick up protections and how I operate with my guys. That's just a great comparison for me because I want to be like Tom Brady -- he's one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, if not the best. Just to be in the same sentence as 'Tom Brady-ish' is pretty cool to me."
A New Jersey native, Haskins has been linked to the Giants for several weeks leading up to the draft. He said he had lunch with Eli Manning during his official visit.
Haskins has called Manning a "legend" and said he'd love to learn from Manning if New York drafts him.
However, Haskins' stock has recently dropped. Some people believe Haskins, once thought to be a top-10 pick, could be available when the Giants also pick at 17. That said, ESPN's Todd McShay said he doesn't think that if Haskins fall to 17 that the Giants would pick him in a quarterback class that also features Missouri's Drew Lock and Duke's Daniel Jones, among others.