Written by: Glenn Warciski
Dave Gettleman- You cannot be Serious!
When the pick was announced, QB Daniel Jones from Duke, my first thought was You Cannot Be Serious.
I kept thinking of eminent tennis player John McEnroe at Wimbledon disputing a call which went against him. And I cannot get it out of my head. Gettleman. You Cannot be Serious! After another disappointing season, ( Giants finished 5-11) Giants GM Dave Gettleman claimed the defense was the culprit for the Giants shortcomings. So with the 2019 NFL Draft loaded with defensive players, conventional wisdom would be the Giants selecting a pass rusher to help the much maligned unit. No not this moronic team. Defying logic and reason, Gettleman pulls the trigger on a guy who is comparable to Jimmy Clausen per NFL Draft Consultant Matt Richner.
The Giants apology brigade will be out in full force defending this awful selection. But do not buy into the bullshit. UltimateNYG’s Andy Furman and Wonder had Daniel Jones as their 50th best player on their big board. Yes. That is correct 50th. And the Giants took him at 6th overall. This is their analysis of Jones:
50. QB Daniel Jones. Experienced QB. Played 3 years. Hard to evaluate as Duke and his receivers were not particularly gifted. May become the quintessential game manager due to average arm strength. Knows how to play football with good pocket presence. Not particularly strong, was smart enough to not do the bench press at the Combine. Upside is a good pro QB if in the right system.. Patriots? Comparison: slightly smaller but better version of Mike Glennon.
Per UltimateNYG it is about overdrafting. No one was taking Daniel Jones anywhere close to the 6th overall pick.
So this is the Giants QB of the future. Take your Pick. Jimmy Clausen or Mike Glennon.
Start with Jones’ consistently underwhelming numbers at Duke.
Mark my word. This will go down as the worst 1st round pick in Giants history.