NFL team wanted Giants QB Daniel Jones to try out as TE

For Giants followers nonetheless miffed the group drafted Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 total choose within the NFL Draft, here is a disturbing report: At the least one NFL group wished Jones to work out as a decent finish on the NFL Scouting Mix, in accordance with the New York Daily News.

Why? The report says as a result of the unidentified group’s execs “did not assume he was ok to be an NFL beginning QB.”

Ouch. Granted, that is only one group’s alleged opinion. Nonetheless, it is but extra ammunition for followers and NFL analysts who thought the Giants vastly overreached by choosing Jones so excessive. He was the second quarterback chosen, behind No. 1 total choose Kyler Murray. Most draft predictions had Jones as a probable first-round choose, however additional down the board, and behind Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and presumably Missouri’s Drew Lock.

Nonetheless Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and common supervisor Dave Gettleman are assured they’ve discovered the successor to Eli Manning. It would not damage that Manning has frolicked up to now working with Jones at Duke (Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe coached each Eli and Peyton Manning in faculty).

And whereas Jones has his critics outdoors the Giants group, some analysts are very excessive on him. One, Gil Brandt, stated final month that Jones reminds him of Peyton Manning.

“I. Love. Dan Jones,” Brandt stated throughout a SiriusXM NFL Radio teleconference. “I’ve to say this rigorously: Whenever you watch him and also you return (20) years and watch Peyton Manning, you might be watching the identical man.

“He is athletic. He would not have a rocket for an arm, however neither did Peyton. Very sensible.”

Jones definitely has prototypical NFL quarterback dimension (6-5, 221 kilos) and he put up nice numbers in his remaining yr at Duke, with 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and a 60.5 % completion proportion. Solely time will inform if he seems to be a fantastic NFL quarterback … or if he missed his potential calling as a decent finish.

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