New York Giants: Draft might not be best option for new QB – Part 1

Quarterback Eli Manning, New York Giants. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Justin Herbert, Oregon Ducks. New York Giants. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

I can’t say right now that the top quarterbacks in the 2020 draft will be better for the Giants than the 2019 class.

Tua Tagovailoa was arguably the best quarterback in college football last year. He threw for 4602 yards and 54 touchdowns with only eight interceptions. What’s more impressive is that the majority of those totals came against SEC opponents.

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The Crimson Tide QB is a winner, As a matter of fact, the only loss he’s had in any college football game that he played in was last year’s National Championship game. That makes him 22-1. Now throw in that Tagovailoa has a cannon for an arm with decent size and runs well, one would think he’s destined for NFL greatness.

Think again. Tagovailoa is left handed. That is a huge deal. NFL offenses and especially O-lines aren’t set up for lefty QBs. If you believe I’m exaggerating, click here for your list of left-handed quarterbacks. There wasn’t even one on an NFL roster in 2018. As a matter of fact, the only lefty to throw a TD pass in the NFL last year was OBJ.

Justin Herbert is a favorite of many draft guru’s. He has good size and arm strength. Those tools aren’t enough to make up for his other inadequacies. I covered the PAC-12 last season at Emerald City Swagger and I saw quite a bit of Herbert.

What I observed was a QB that couldn’t play his best against better opponents and had a tendency to fall apart in big games. If he couldn’t overcome himself in the low-intensity atmosphere of Oregon, the pressure of being on a New York City team will eat him alive.

Next. The Giants should try to trade for Antonio Brown. dark

Again, it’s way early but so far the man to lead Big Blue into the next decade or so doesn’t appear to be in the 2020 draft class either, with possibly an exception. The one QB I’m interested to see if he can step up to another level is Jake Fromm of Georgia.