Daniel Jones isn’t a bust, yet
When looking back at the 2019 NFL Draft we can still question whether or not the New York Giants should have used the 6th overall pick on quarterback Daniel Jones.
Alex Kay of Bleacher Report has written up a re-draft of the 2019 NFL Draft and he still has the Giants using the 6th pick on Jones. Here’s a portion of what he wrote:
The Giants needed a quarterback going into the 2019 draft, even before they were sure Eli Manning would be retiring at the end of the season. General manager Dave Gettleman was heavily criticized at the time for going for Duke prospect Daniel Jones so early, but it appears to have been the correct move.
Jones had some amazing moments as a rookie after he took over the starting job from Manning, finishing the year with 3,027 yards passing and 24 touchdowns in 12 starts. The signal-caller showed his athleticism translated to the pro level as well, adding 279 yards and two scores on 45 rushing attempts.
It would make sense for the Giants to take Jones again if there was a redo because the only other quarterback worth taking that high is Kyler Murray, but there was no way he was going to fall and not be taken by the Arizona Cardinals.
Kay also still has the Giants taking defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence at 17, which makes sense because he has been developing very nicely as a player so far.
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