INDIANAPOLIS — THERE MAY BE one thing about having the second one select in a draft that is irrefutable within the eyes of Giants general supervisor Dave Gettleman:
“If there may be a guy worth of being the second pick of a draft, and what we’re basically announcing if we solution that query within the affirmative is that you simply suppose you’re drafting a Hall of Status player,’’ Gettleman said Wednesday from the NFL scouting combine. “so you can’t get too lovable in regards to the complete factor. Does that make experience?”
Sure, that is smart, and so, there is a perfect deal of power on this explicit draft for the Giants, coming off a three-THIRTEEN season that led to drastic modification, with Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur ushering in a brand new regime.
the talk at No. 2 in all fairness transparent: Do the Giants, selecting in such rarefied air, take a quarterback to in the end succeed Eli Manning or do they go for the best player at any other position? to answer that query, every other need to be asked.
What do the Giants call to mind Davis Webb?
“Just Right query,’’ Shurmur said. “It’s attention-grabbing. He and Eli are within the building on a daily basis. I got to carry again from talking ball with them. I see them in the lunch room after they’ve had their exercises. That’s slightly uncomfortable for me, as a result of they’re so eager to get going.
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“i really like what I’ve observed in Davis Webb. I went back and watched his tape once more for varsity simply to get reacquainted with him. i love what I saw on tape whilst he played. I had an opportunity to observe his observe tape, which has been extraordinary. We just don’t have a big pattern measurement of Davis Webb taking part in NFL soccer. But I’m excited what he brings to the desk.’’
Webb did not get a unmarried snap in a regular-season game in 2017. Can Shurmur in reality be told anything from staring at Webb’s rookie-year apply tape?
“you’ll be able to see him drop back and throw, make the correct reads, simply all the issues that quarterbacks do,’’ Shurmur said.
Gettleman agreed “it’s a sexy good thought’’ that the Giants is not going to most effective rank the top quarterbacks (Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson) in this 12 months’s draft but also evaluate the ones potentialities with Webb, the Giants’ 2017 3rd-round select. Gettleman was up to now the overall supervisor of the Panthers and said: “We had Webb highly rated. Pat thinks extremely of him. There’s just a small NFL sample size. It’s all a part of it.’’
A knock on Webb is he performed college football at Texas Tech and California in near-similar unfold offenses, a machine that often is not conducive to NFL good fortune. Shurmur stated that may be not a drawback.
“you can see in faculty what a quarterback can do and it interprets to our game,’’ Shurmur mentioned. “The phrase ‘spread’ is used a lot like ‘West Coast offense’ or ‘THREE-4 defense’ — there’s many, many variations of these 3 components of football. Clearly he used to be drafted for a reason and you can see why on tape.’’
Pat Shurmur at the scouting combine on Wednesday.AP
Shurmur said he’s requested folks at the scene closing 12 months within the Giants construction about Webb and won positive comments. Webb won high marks for his paintings ethic and his insistence on looking to be told as so much as he could from Manning. Seeing Webb on the group facility every day this offseason does not hurt, either.
“I’m encouraged by that as a result of they really feel like the best position for them to train is in our construction,’’ Shurmur said. “the reality the 2 quarterbacks on our roster are spending time together each day, i feel that’s a really good thing.’’
Gettleman and Shurmur made it clear upon their arrivals that Manning is not going anyplace. The more Shurmur talks, the more he sounds pleased to have a veteran — even a 37-yr antique — saddled up and ready to roll as his starting quarterback.
“Eli’s sharp,’’ Shurmur said. “Again, I haven’t been in a position to communicate soccer with him. I simply recognize him. He’s highly intelligent. Quarterbacks alongside the way in which have had to learn other offenses and get accustomed with new schemes. We call it apple, they call it orange. Eli’s got all that and so it indubitably is helping a really perfect deal. Revel In in point of fact matters for a man that’s a very excellent player, as a result of he’s noticed issues, he’s performed things, way more than someone that we’d herald that may be a rookie.’’