Leading up to next weekend’s NFL Draft Empire Writes Back will profile some prospects the New York Giants could select in the first round.
The New York Giants own the sixth and 17th overall selections in the upcoming 2019 draft. There is a possibility that it can be a franchise-changing event for the G-Men. The importance of this draft can’t be understated. In the days leading up to Roger Goodell announcing the Giants picks, Empire Writes Back looks at some of the potential players New York could select in the first round.
10 days before the draft, the New York Giants had an important visitor to their offices. Former Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was in town as one of Big Blue’s 30 paid visits. Today we go over the signal-callers pros and cons.
After a successful high school career at Bullis School in Maryland ended in 2016, Dwayne Haskins signed with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He sat out the entire 2016 season when OSU went 11-2. He saw limited action as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
That season Haskins appeared in eight games, completing 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards and four touchdowns. In all but one of his games, Haskins had a passer rating of 163 or better. The Buckeyes finished the year with an 11-2 record and a Big 10 Championship.
It was last season when Dwayne Haskins came into his own. He won the starting job in camp and took off from there. In OSU’s first game, the signal-caller threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns against Oregon State. It was the first of nine, 300 plus passing yard games. It was also the first of six performance where Haskins threw for four or more touchdowns in a game.
He stepped up in the Buckeyes biggest game of the year against hated rivals Michigan on November 24. It was another six TD outing this time with no interceptions. He threw for 396 yards and rushed for another 34. Haskins finished 2018, with 373 completions out of 533 attempts. That was good for 4.831 yards and 50 touchdowns against eight picks. Ohio State won 13 games, a Big 10 title, and went on to beat Washington in the Rose Bowl.