Dwayne Haskins officially declared for the 2019 NFL Draft just hours before Clemson defeated Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
With Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert deciding earlier to return to college for the 2019 season, Haskins has risen up draft projections and is now expected to be the first quarterback selected in the draft. The New York Giants passed on drafting the successor to Eli Manning in the 2018 NFL Draft quarterback class, and one year later, after another disappointing season, the spotlight is whether or not they will do the same in this draft.
As far as Manning goes, his future with the Giants remains uncertain at this time. In his end-of-season press conference, general manager Dave Gettleman refused to commit to Manning as his starting quarterback in 2019. At one point, Gettleman told reporters that Manning can still make all of the NFL throws before adding under his breath, “he’s still got it, at least that part of it” referring to the veteran quarterback’s arm talent.
We concur with Gettleman. Manning’s arm talent allows him to complete every throw head coach Pat Shurmur asks him to make within his offensive scheme, at least when he’s throwing from a balanced base. When Manning is forced to operate off script and under pressure, that’s when evaluating him as a starting quarterback gets murkier.
If the Giants do decide to move on from Manning, or if they decide to keep him with the intention of drafting his replacement, Haskins could be their top target. Today, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about Haskins. Let’s jump right into it: