Is the next Giants QB playing this weekend in Mobile, Alabama? Here's who Big Blue should be watching closely at the Senior Bowl...
Duke QB Daniel Jones
The Giants will look to figure out their quarterback situation this offseason, and the best option for many at the Senior Bowl is Jones. Standing at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds the Blue Devil is the prototypical size for a signal caller, and his arm matches his physique.
Jones is also known to have great touch on deep balls, which would bode well for one of the best deep-ball threats in the game in Odell Beckham Jr. There is room for improvement when it comes to throwing mechanics and footwork, but Jones checks off a lot of boxes Trust the Giants, along with many other teams, will have close eyes on Jones this week in Mobile.
West Virginia QB Will Grier
Grier is an interesting prospect after his college career came to a close. Playing for the Florida Gators in 2015, he impressed with 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, a PED violation would find him transferring to West Virigina where he was forced to sit out a full year due to NCAA regulations.
This season, he posted a great stat line with 3,864 yards, 37 touchdowns to eight interceptions and 67 completion percentage. Many believe Grier has enough film to see what kind of quarterback he could be in the NFL, so his drills and performance at the Senior Bowl will be critical in raising some eyebrows and hopefully his draft stock.
Delaware CB Nasir Adderley
Moving to the defensive side of the ball, the Giants' secondary needs some help as it was depleted in 2018. Big Blue could certainly use another safety that compliments Landon Collins, and Adderly could be that guy if he impresses this week.
He comes from a small school in Delaware, but some think a good week here with a strong NFL combine to match could make him a first-rounder. Adderley is said to have great ball skills, tracking the pigskin through the air and covering the field sideline to sideline with ease. And at 6-foot, 185 pounds, Adderley's tackling ability is very strong.
Collins is viewed more as a linebacker with his ability to blitz effectively and cause disruption, so a ballhawk with the ability to still lay out big hits would be a great compliment.
Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson
A more consistent pass rush is also a necessity for the Giants next season, and look no further than the new FBS leader in career sacks.
After a 17.5-sack season, Ferguson totaled 45 sacks over his four years at Louisiana Tech. At 6-foot-5, 269 pounds, uses his great hand technique to punch, push, and pull his opponent wherever he wants to get to the quarterback. Coming from a smaller school, Ferguson's production in Mobile would certainly raise his draft stock.
Wisconsin OL Michael Deiter
Deiter had a lot to live up to with Ryan Ramczyk leaving the Badgers for the NFL in 2017, and he responded well. But Wisconsin put him at left guard this season, and that seemed to be the better fit.
Either way, at 6-foot-6, 328 pounds, Deiter's versatility to play anywhere on the line makes him a great candidate for the Giants. The right side of the line is the bigger focus, as the team could use an upgrade at right tackle especially with Chad Wheeler manning it. If the Giants can't re-sign Jamon Brown, though, Deiter could fill in right there.