The Giants are expected by many to take RB Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft. Or to perhaps trade back and take DE Bradley Chubb or OL Quenton Nelson.
One thing the Giants aren't expected to do? Take one of the highly-touted quarterbacks. And if they do pass them up, they will be showing confidence in the future of Eli Manning. And perhaps Davis Webb as well.
The 23-year-old Webb was selected by the Giants in the third round (87th overall) of the 2017 Draft. And in a peculiar move, he didn't see the field last season after Manning was benched. So what can he show new head coach Pat Shurmur during this week's voluntary minicamp that concludes on Draft Day?
"He needs to be able to execute the offense, he needs to be able to drop back, complete the ball," Shurmur said on Tuesday. "And then there's just that feeling you get by watching a quarterback move the offense. Now, there's not going to be a lot of that type of competitive stuff going on, but you can tell by the way a guy runs a huddle, the way he gets the offense lined up, the way he drops back and throws, the way he hands the ball off. Just all the things that a quarterback would do. And I think this is hopefully the first of many days of him developing within our system.
Noting that "you have to be careful about making a final evaluation on a guy in a three-day period," Shurmur said he's also learned a great deal about the kind of person Webb is.
"Yeah, what I've learned is he cares," Shurmur said. "What I've learned is he is an extremely hard worker, what I've learned is he is very smart, he listens to what Eli (Manning) says, he listens to what all his coaches have been telling him. You can tell that he has learned things as time has gone along and I think what is important now is you take what you learned in the meeting rooms and bring it out here to the field and that's what we're going to see here in a couple hours."
Webb completed 382 of 620 passes (61.6 percent) for 4,295 yards with 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for California in 2016 after transferring from Texas Tech.
During his four-year college career (three years at Texas Tech, one at Cal), Webb had 83 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in 35 games.