Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reportedly met with the New York Giants, who could draft the former Buckey with the No. 6 pick in this April’s NFL Draft. Haskins mentioned this meeting to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah.
Haskins also stated that he has meetings set with the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala relayed this information on social media Wednesday.
Haskins is jockeying with fellow Heisman finalist Kyler Murray to be the first quarterback taken in the draft. Haskins racked up massive numbers in his only year as Ohio State’s starter, amassing 4,831 passing yards, 50 touchdowns and just 8 interceptions.
Many mock drafts have him going to New York, including Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz of USA Today.
Regardless of New York’s intentions for Eli Manning in 2019, a succession plan for the veteran quarterback is long overdue. GM Dave Gettleman won’t have the same assortment of options at the position he did last year when he instead chose running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2, but Big Blue still could be poised to land the top passer on the board. Haskins, who hasn’t announced whether he’s declaring and could turn this draft on its head if he returned, can thrive throwing to every level of the field and could form an electric connection with Odell Beckham Jr. Haskins might be in for an extended transition given his lone season of experience as a starter, but sitting behind Manning might be an advantageous starting point.
Stay tuned for a quick update on the chances Haskins lands in the Big Apple.