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

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Matt Travis

Knowing what I know now, yes the New York Giants we’re correct to use last year’s sixth overall pick on Daniel Jones. I loved the pick from the very beginning (go back and read my articles if you don’t believe me) as Jones went to high school in my county and played college football for my favorite team (Duke), I had seen him play quite a bit. I was ecstatic when my favorite team decided to pick him and I bought a jersey right away.

Daniel Jones has a fantastic rookie season and had he played the whole year, he would’ve broken more rookie passing records and came very close to doing so. If Jones can manage to get his fumbles down, he is going to have a very long and successful career with the G-Men and I for one am very excited to see how he improves in year two.

Aaron Valentino

I think everybody was critical of the New York Giants taking Daniel Jones at six when it first happened. What they all seemed to have forgotten was the kid can actually play. Jones had a very good first season for the Giants with 24 touchdowns against 12 interceptions and completed 61 percent of his passes. He had a better touchdown to interception ratio than crosstown quarterback Sam Darnold who had a 19 to 13 ratio.

The guy everyone thought the Giants should take at six, Dwayne Haskins, had a much worse season throwing seven interceptions in nine games and had a lower completion percentage at 58 percent. Jones looked better in every way this past season. To the surprise of everyone, Gettleman made a very nice pick at six.

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Vladimir De Wet

The New York Giants needed to find Eli Manning’s replacement. They had to draft a quarterback because of Eli’s recent performances as well as his age. Stuck in this position, there was no better option than Daniel Jones. Kyler Murray was off the board and the team was left to decide between Dwayne Haskins and Daniel Jones.

Instead of waiting, wishing, or hoping they would get their guy, the team went and selected the best available player at a position of need. The draft is an extremely difficult process to get right but after one year the Daniel Jones pick holds up. Based on need, availability, and a small sample size of performances there was no better option to pick as Manning’s successor.

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Looking back, do you think the New York Giants made the right move by selecting Daniel Jones with the sixth pick in 2019? Let us know in the comments section below or on social media.