On Thursday night, the Giants could very well call Duke QB Daniel Jones with one of their two first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
But NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms doesn't think GM Dave Gettleman should make that call.
Jones has been linked to the Giants throughout the offseason, and Simms just doesn't know why. In fact, he believes Jones isn't worthy of a first-round pick in the first place.
"I'm going to be honest with you: Daniel Jones, for my money, is not worth a top 10 pick," Simms said. "I don't really know if Daniel Jones is really a first-round quarterback. As far as where I ranked him at the quarterback position, I believe I made him the sixth-best quarterback in the NFL Draft this year. So I have issues with that, but it doesn't matter what I think."
Simms obviously acknowledges the fact that it isn't up to him, but the Giants brass to make the call on Jones being their potential quarterback of the future. If that is the case, though, he advises Big Blue to take Jones with their first pick at No. 6.
"The Giants seem to think he is the guy for their future. And if he is their guy for the future, then you make that move and draft him at No. 6. You don't roll the dice and wait until 17."
There is some appeal to Jones when it comes to the Giants. First, there is Jones' head coach at Duke in David Cutcliffe who also developed Eli Manning during his college career. Jones has spent some time with the Manning brothers at Duke, and scouts have said his mind for the game is one of the best among the quarterbacks in this draft.
But should that warrant a first-rounder? Simms doesn't think that should be the reason New York bets on Jones being their future...