New York Giants Roundtable: Revisiting Daniel Jones draft selection a year later

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Justin Chaires

With the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Daniel Jones, quarterback, Duke University…

On its face, their pick of Jones made sense. The team had a new regime coming in, that wanted to move on from Eli Manning. Unfortunately, Jones needs to show major improvements to make his loft draft selection work.

There are quarterbacks coming out in the next two drafts who have a ton of talent who would have fit in well on a team that was already assembled for them. One that was closer to completion than the one Jones inherited in 2019. The New York Giants focus in last year’s draft should have been one of two things: a) finish building the line or b) complete their defense.

With players on the draft board such as Josh Allen, who won two awards for being the best defensive player in the country for 2018, available to help their anemic pass rush, the pick of Jones just didn’t fit the team design.

The G-Men were not a quarterback away from being a playoff team last year and they’re still not anywhere this year as well. It was too soon to take a QB and there were better options in future drafts.