Giants, others check out top QB prospect

By | November 11, 2018

Giants, others watch top QB prospect on weekend … Speaking of the NY Giants, who currently are sitting on the #1 pick at the 2019 draft, G.M. Dave Gettleman and assistant G.M. Kevin Abrams, were two of several senior NFL personnel people at the Oregon-Utah game on Saturday eveing to check out Ducks’ junior QB Justin Herbert, the consensus top prospect at the position for the upcoming draft. However, before anyone reads too much into Giants’ presence at Herbert’s game, it is important to note that Gettleman and Abrams were actually on their way to the Giants game with the 49ers on Monday night. Still, though, it is unlikely that the likes of Gettleman would be going out of their way to check out any prospect if their scouts didn’t already have a pretty good grade on the player. And certainly the Giants would appear to be in the market to find an heir to aging starter Eli Manning. Indeed, there are reports out of New York that Monday night’s game in San Francisco could be Manning’s last start, although with Alex Tanney, who doesn’t even really count as a journeyman, as the primary back-up, and 2018 4th rounder Kyle Lauletta still working primarily as the scout team QB, its hard to know exactly who would replace Eli. There are also unconfirmed reports that the Giants had a number of people at Saturday’s West Virginia-TCU game checking out WVU QB Will Grier, another potential first-round prospect. It will be almost as interesting to see what kind of personnel the Giants send to West Virginia’s big BIG XII game at Oklahoma in two weeks; same story for this week’s Duke-Clemson game in which Blue Devils junior QB Daniel Jones will get to show his stuff against #2 Clemson’s dominating defensive front. The Giants, though, were not the only team in Utah to check out Herbert. Miami VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum was also there as were scouts from Dallas, Seattle Green Bay, Arizona and Tampa Bay. Of the latter teams, Tampa Bay might be the most interesting given the issues surrounding Bucs’ starting QB Jameis Winston. Stay tuned!