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Drafting Daniel Jones Was A Giant Mistake For New York

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Drafting Daniel Jones was a Giant mistake for New York. The New York Giants are becoming flat out embarrassing (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2019 NFL Draft was very much a meat and potatoes draft. Defense heavy but that’s right up my ally. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t exciting for the flash fans either. With the 6th pick, the New York Giants did the unthinkable. New York Drafted Daniel Jones and I literally almost pissed my pants. I couldn’t believe it. I screamed and laughed at my TV uncontrollably.

Let’s start from the beginning. If the Giants wanted Daniel Jones, they could have picked him at 17. It became very clear that the only other team that was going to draft a quarterback was the Redskins. Washington was all in on Haskins who played high school football in the DMV area. Dan Synder was in love with Haskins. He was never going the Jones route.

New York passed on Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Rashan Gary, and other top defensive players. I don’t like the Jones pick. Not a bit. However, Let’s say they come out of the draft with Oliver and Jones instead of Jones and Dexter Lawrence. Now the Giants essentially traded Odell Beckham for a 2 down nose tackle. The strategy behind the picks make zero sense.

I went back and looked and looked at my mock draft. Somehow I actually predicted the Giants taking Daniel Jones. Maybe it did make sense. It made sense in the fact that the Giants are stupid and predictably did something stupid.

This is the only mock I did which came right after the combine:

“6: New York Giants – Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke

I think the Giants panic and pick Daniel Jones before they want to. Jones seems like the quarterback they want. He looks like Eli Manning and has great size. He comes from David Cutcliffe, the same guy that coached Peyton. Quarterbacks always get over drafted and even in a weak quarterback class, I think they will still go high in this one.”

I have some news for the Giants. Daniel Jones couldn’t sniff Peyton Manning’s jock. He’s not even nearly as good as Eli Manning was at Ole Miss. Daniel Jones is probably slightly better than Cooper Manning.

There’s absolutely nothing to like about Daniel Jones. Average release, average arm, and limited college production. In three years as a starter at Duke, Jones completed 59.9 percent of his throws. That’s not acceptable. In 2018, Jones threw 22 touchdowns and 9 picks. The guy is about as average as you can get.

At the end of the day, I don’t understand what the Giants could have possibly been thinking. New York passed on Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock for a quarterback who flat out sucks. Hell, all anyone had to do is watch the Senior Bowl. Anyone with working eyes could have seen that Lock is leaps and bounds better than Jones.

The Giants have become the most embarrassing franchise in the NFL. They gave away Odell Beckham for a 2 down nose tackle. They drafted a quarterback who was a 0 star high school recruit with the 6th overall pick and really only got picked based on who his college head coach was. New York passed on a better quarterback to overdraft a running back instead.

I truly can’t wrap my head around how stupid Dave Gettleman has to be. First, the guy can barely speak. I can only pick up about 3 words in every sentence that he says. He’s also a big-time liar. Gettleman has been gassing up Eli Manning for weeks. He also said he wasn’t going to trade Odell Beckham. I feel sorry for Giant fans. No words can describe how embarrassing this is for the entire city of New York.

Oh, I almost forgot. Now Dwayne Haskins is going to play the Giants twice a year with Washington. He’s out for blood.

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