Daniel Jeremiah mock draft 1.zero: Saquon Barkley to the Giants
North of 90 p.c of the mock drafts to come out between now and April 26th can have the New York Giants taking a quarterback with the second total decide. But for me, the extra fascinating situations occur in the event that they select to go on a quarterback and take certainly one of the prime non-quarterback skills out there.
That is strictly what former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com does in his first mock draft of 2018.
2 – New York Giants
Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
I may simply see the Giants addressing the quarterback spot right here, however as an alternative they go for the greatest participant in the draft.
As I’ve beforehand famous, there are 4 non-quarterbacks on whom I’m utterly bought: Quenton Nelson (OG, Notre Dame), Bradley Chubb (RB, NC State), Minkah Fitzpatrick (DB, Alabama), and Saquon Barkley (RB, Penn State).
I wouldn’t have an issue with the Giants drafting any of them at second total.
Some will scoff at the thought of taking a operating again second total when productive operating backs may be discovered later in the draft. However, gamers with Barkley’s athletic profile and sterling repute (on and off the area) merely aren’t discovered later in the draft. He may be listed as a operating again, however Barkley is productive on all 4 downs, shifting the ball as a runner, receiver, and returner — and has the potential to be much more productive on an offense the place he isn’t the solely actual menace. The Giants are a staff that hasn’t scored 30 factors in 33 video games, over two years. Could they afford to flip their nostril up at a participant that racked up 2,329 yards and 23 touchdowns in a single season simply because he performs operating again?
Now, earlier than anybody has a match over the very concept that the Giants would possibly draft Barkley: This is all make-believe. Nothing has occurred but. There continues to be loads of time between now and the draft, not to point out free company. It’s attainable that the Giants may tackle the offensive line and be so impressed with Davis Webb’s work ethic and progress quarterback merely isn’t perceived as a necessity. We don’t know both method, and that’s no motive for anybody to lose their thoughts over a mock draft in January.