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Should the Giants go with a quarterback and an offensive lineman?

With the sixth overall pick, plus the 17th overall pick, the Giants have some major decisions to make. The easy solution to most fans and personalities seems to be a quarterback such as Dwayne Haskins with their sixth pick and then likely an offensive lineman at 17.

Even before the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr., the obvious choice to most Giants fans seemed to be Dwayne Haskins with their sixth pick.

As a guy who finished third in Heisman voting in 2018 with 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, Haskins is a guy who has some serious potential and is believed to be potentially the best quarterback in this draft.

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With Kyler Murray likely going first overall, the Giants will probably not have the opportunity to draft the reigning Heisman trophy winner, but in my opinion they’d be going with a more NFL-ready quarterback in Haskins.

Haskins’ size, accuracy, strength and pocket awareness makes him arguably one of the best quarterback prospects in quite some time.

With the news that the Giants would be starting Eli Manning once again in 2019, Haskins would have to learn a bit behind Manning, but that could be for the best.

However, in order for any quarterback to be successful, he needs a functioning offensive line. That unfortunately, is something the Giants do not have. The good news however, is that the Giants have another pick in the first round which means they can get a pretty promising offensive lineman.

Offensive lineman who may be available when the 17th pick rolls around could be; Greg Little out of Ole Miss, Jonah Williams out of Alabama or maybe if they get lucky, Jawaan Taylor out of Florida, but that is quite the stretch.

Should Taylor be available at 17, it would be an absolute travesty to pass on the 6’5″ 312 pound offensive lineman out of Gainesville. Taylor is the top rated offensive lineman going into this draft, and if he is available at 17 it would simply make no sense for the Giants to not take him.

However, the chances of Taylor being around at 17 are rather slim, so it is a bit more likely that the Giants end up with Jonah Williams or Greg Little, but still two great choices nonetheless.