Ranking the QBs in the NFL Draft w/Benjamin Allbright
Quarterbacks have become like pitchers. By trading two QBs last season, the Patriots proved you can't have too many. So, where does that leave the Giants? New York has a 2-time Super Bowl MVP in Eli Manning as its starter and a third round pick in Davis Webb as the backup and yet, with the number 2 overall pick in this April's NFL Draft, conventional wisdom says to pick a quarterback.
I have long been on the side of moving out of that spot to acquire more picks while Mel Kiper's most recently released mock draft has the Giants taking Saquon Barkley, running back out of Penn State. The point of that comparison is to say that quarterback isn't the only option, it just may simply be the safest option.
The Giants have more holes to fill than successor to Manning and someone for him to hand the ball off to. The offensive line is weak. There was very little pass rush from some high-priced players and New York is still looking for its first star at the linebacker position since....who? Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks? Not to mention, without Eli Apple playing up to his 1st round pick status, Big Blue could use help in the secondary.
Benjamin Allbright is a former NFL scout and now a draft and QB analyst and he joined Big Board Sports to break down the top prospects: