Saquon Barkley-to-Giants hype takes biggest leap yet

That trio went on to have sterling season, along with a number of other rookies, and clubs will be keen to pick a gem up this year. The Denver Broncos, at No. 5, might be in the market, too, although they signed QB Case Keenum in free agency last month and used a first-round pick on quarterback Paxton Lynch in 2016.

I get the feeling the next week leading up to the NFL draft is going to be one of the most chaotic and undefined periods in football history. The best quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, was a sixth round pick, number 199 overall.

"I would have him in that range with Mason Rudolph and Kyle Lauletta", McShay said.

So, what's more important, drafting a quarterback first overall or making sure you get the right player, regardless of where he's taken?

"(They could take) Dallas Goedert, the tight end from South Dakota State, who I really like", Kiper said, "(and) they could come back with Nwosu in round 2". The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that.

I see Gettleman taking the highest-rated player on his draft board regardless of position, and he likely will have Barkley and Chubb graded higher than the QBs in this class. Allen has better "physical" traits than the other top QBs.

If Gettleman wants to risk his first draft pick as Giants GM being a bust, there are plenty of quarterbacks for him to choose from.

The New York Giants could draft Barkley, Chubb, or Nelson and immediately plug them into a starting role. "They don't want him in Cleveland", Baskin reports.

Before the team gathered for the start of the offseason program Monday, Taylor helped orchestrate and run a week of workouts and team bonding in Florida.

With 37-year-old starting quarterback Eli Manning on a year-to-year basis for the rest of his career, Webb, a third-round pick in 2017, will be the heir apparent if the Giants opt against USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. And when LeBron had a chance to play in NY in 2010, when both the Nets and Knicks were chasing him hard, he wisely chose a team that gave him a better chance of winning and playing on a national stage. And so, there's a learning curve there for a quarterback to adjust to processing and having answers. Derek Carr's their franchise quarterback.

With a good amount of pressure on the quarterback, the front seven allows the secondary unit covering the receivers to relax, knowing the quarterback will probably be sacked or pressured to throw the ball away.

Barkley is seen as a generational running back in the mold of Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley.

Be honest, you completely forgot about both of these players for a second, even though both are nearly locks to go in the first round this year.

And UW's two leading receivers combined for 1,104 yards and 10 touchdowns.

If, as many expect, the Giants draft Saquon Barkley, they also are re-picking Davis Webb. He dominated during his three seasons with Penn State, showed up everyone at the NFL Scouting Combine and has since reportedly killed team interviews. Late first, early second is what I'd say for him now. Barkley to the Giants at No. 2 overall, which would offer not only a good on-field fit for the back but also a plethora of marketing and media opportunities. That includes linebacker, defensive tackle and defensive back (and maybe edge rusher) at that spot.

"He's a stud", an offensive coordinator said of Ragnow, a three-year starter and team captain for the Razorbacks.

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