If the New York Giants could get a do-around on the 2019 NFL draft, would they even now get Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 in general variety?
The remedy, according to Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay, is certainly.
The Giants, most notably typical supervisor Dave Gettleman, took a load of warmth (present company bundled) when they bypassed Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen in over of Jones, who lots of believed they could have gotten with the 17th overall select, which they also held as a final result of the Odell Beckham Jr trade.
As a substitute, Gettleman stuck to his guns that Washington was going to draft Jones with the 15th choose and he had to pull the cause at No. 6. In the conclude, Washington did just take a quarterback at 15 (Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins) and the Giants ended up with Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence at No. 17.
“Jones had some amazing times as a rookie immediately after he took over the starting off task from (Eli) Manning, finishing the year with 3,027 yards passing and 24 touchdowns in 12 begins,” writes Kay. “The sign-caller showed his athleticism translated to the professional amount as properly, introducing 279 yards and two scores on 45 dashing tries.”
But most do not see Jones in that mild. They pick out to see the negatives.
There ended up some criticisms of Jones in his sophomore campaign, as he didn’t just take a sizeable move ahead through a tough yr for the Major Blue offense. The 23-year-aged concluded a higher share of his passes (62.5 p.c vs 61.9 % as a rookie) but threw just 2,943 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The major knock on Jones has been his consciousness, as the QB has thrown 22 interceptions in 26 begins and has fumbled 29 occasions, getting rid of 17 of them. No matter, Jones still has a opportunity to set it all alongside one another throughout a essential 2021 time. Assuming he can acquire his sport a bit a lot more this yr, the Giants would be quite joyful making this select once more and securing their franchise signal-caller.
The Giants are doing their finest to make that happen. They are adding critical pieces on the offense to give Jones the most effective possibility to thrive. A successful return from injury by working again Saquon Barkley along with some reliable offensive line perform when slicing down on the miscues from the ability gamers, a resurgence could conveniently occur.