Each selection in the NFL draft is open for immediate debate, badysis and approval or rejection. The rejection of the Giants that takes Daniel Jones with the general selection No. 6 is something that must be taken into account.
The reaction makes it look like the Giants armed their dartboard with darts. A case can and, of course, must be made. The general manager, Dave Gettleman, had to accept the good fortune of seeing Josh Allen throw himself on the edge of the Giants, take him away and then maneuver aggressively to move from No. 17 to Jones. who would not be in the top 10 if the Giants did not catch him and incited a revolt of fans.
Gettleman insists he could not do this. He leaned over Jones for Jones, and said: "I know there are two teams that would have taken him in front of the 17". "Maybe, maybe not.
One of those teams, despite the swirling speculations, does not appear to be the Redskins, who sat at number 15 and took a quarterback, Dwayne Haskins. An NFL source told The Post that the Redskins coaching staff is not thrilled with this selection. Could it be that the owner of the Redskins, Daniel Snyder, fell in love with Haskins? Snyder's son played football at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., A few years after Haskins starred there, and he went crazy to get Haskins?
The Broncos were also interested in promotion for Jones, but Denver's more accurate information reveals that was not the case. The Broncos preferred to Drew Lock and they took it in the second round, with the selection number 42 in general.
Could the Giants take Allen at No. 6 and then sit at 17 to take Jones? Gettleman was not going to risk it. The conviction is a good thing and if the Giants, from the property down, are convinced that Jones will provide the franchise with the main ingredients that Eli Manning brought to the team every day for the past 16 years, the decision was to take it and then prepare it for the impact of heavy-duty criticism.
There may not be a player in this draft capable of generating a more forceful and immediate impact with the Giants than Allen. The safe movement, in what dictates the conventional value, was to take it and find a field marshal later. If Jones left, as Gettleman feared he was, turn to Plan B at the field marshal at No. 17, or No. 37, or maneuver around the board and get one. This did not interest the giants.
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"It was not easy for me to let Josh Allen go," said Gettleman. "For me, my story, that was very, very difficult. But I think a lot of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback. "
Clearly, the Giants love Jones and they just liked the other quarterbacks. Time will tell if it is an over evaluation and if the Giants are too enamored of the qualities of Jones' Eli Manning and his education in football that lowered the bar as to bullish potential.
It is impossible to ignore the fuzzy optics of taking 10 players in a single draft, badigning rookie roles or list purposes for nine of them and recognizing that the first selection will sit and learn. Allen screaming around the edge like the centerpiece of a rebuilt defense? That would have worked in 2019. Pat Shurmur had a 5-11 record in his debut with the Giants. Allen helps you win games this season. Jones is about the future.
"That's why I always say I'm on the line," said Gettleman. "I have to think in the short term, and I have to think long term, that's the box I'm in. That's the position I'm in. The coaches have to win now, and I'm asking myself that question. giving Pat and the players enough players to win? "
It would be convenient for Gettleman to stop talking about the "Kansas City model" and, more recently, the "Green Bay model", when the only point he is trying to make is that he sees great value in a young quarterback who spends his year Novice in a role that does not play, absorbing the knowledge of an expert professional. The model that Gettleman needs to rely on is Giants, 2004: A rookie (Manning) waits his turn and, if the season continues south, eventually moves to the veteran (Kurt Warner).
Gettleman does not intend to see Jones sitting for three years: Aaron Rodgers waiting behind Brett Favre. If that happens, Manning turns 40 and we badyze his blood for traces of the serum they injected into Steve Rogers to turn him into Captain America. Complaining about all this is fair and correct, but know that the end of Daniel Jones' decision is far away.