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Sportsbooks’ Odds Say Giants Will Select Dwayne Haskins in 2019 NFL Draft

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Updated Apr 27, 2020 · 8:12 AM PDT

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Will the Giants take QB Dwayne Haskins in the 2019 NFL Draft? Photo by Maize & Blue Nation (Wiki Commons) [CC License]
  • Giants reportedly interested in drafting Dwayne Haskins or trading for Josh Rosen
  • Several other teams need a long-term answer at quarterback
  • What’s the best bet on Haskins’ 2019 NFL Draft odds? 

It appears the New York Giants’ questions at quarterback could finally be answered at the NFL Draft (April 25th) or sooner.

Armed with the #6 and #17 picks, the Giants could put together a package to move up and take Ohio State standout Dwayne Haskins. The latest 2019 NFL Draft prop on Haskins has the Giants as the favorite to select him come draft day.

Who Will Select Dwayne Haskins in 2019 NFL Draft?

Team Current Projected Starting QB Odds
New York Giants Eli Manning +204
Oakland Raiders Derek Carr +256
Miami Dolphins Ryan Fitzpatrick +789
Washington Redskins Case Keenum +820
Denver Broncos Joe Flacco +953
The Field N/A +204

*Odds taken April 2

But New York has also been linked to last year’s 10th-overall pick, QB Josh Rosen, who is suddenly in football limbo as the Cardinals consider abandoning last year’s plan and using the top pick to start anew with Kyler Murray.

What’s the best bet on the Haskins draft prop?

Haskins Can Develop Under Eli

For some ungodly reason, the Giants cannot break from Manning, the 38-year-old QB who has led Big Blue to six wins or fewer in each of the last five seasons.

Not only that, Manning has become a checkdown passing artist, with a paltry 6.1 air yards per attempt over the last three seasons.

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Enter Haskins. Last year, the 6’3, 220-pounder completed 70% of his passes, with an average of 10.3 yards air yards per attempt.

Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, amassing the third best Total QBR in college football.

His only challenge is reps. He threw fewer than 600 passes in his college career.

Is Rosen the Better Prospect than Haskins?

The Cardinals are toeing a fine line as they hold their decision on their plans for the draft. Every day they get closer to taking Kyler Murray, the closer they are to potentially selling off Rosen at a loss.

This is where the Giants could swoop in, perhaps not even needing to sacrifice one of their two first-rounders if Arizona doesn’t do this right.

It was a slog for the UCLA product in his rookie season. In 14 starts, he completed just 55.2% of his passes, throwing for 2,278 yards (just 5.8 yards per attempt), with 11 touchdowns and 14 picks – some of the memorable variety.

Yet, it’s still a low-cost flier on a potential franchise QB who is closer to a polished product than Haskins.

What Should the Giants Do?

If this offseason is any indication, whatever choice they make won’t be the right one.

Aside from keeping Manning as starter, they traded a generational talent in Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a pair of picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. They also let incumbent safety Landon Collins leave in free agency.

They beefed up their offensive line by trading away top edge rusher Olivier Vernon for Kevin Zeitler, then dipped into the free agent pool to ink veteran receiver Golden Tate.

There’s no rhyme or reason to any of this. Which makes the Giants too untrustworthy to lay a wager on, even if Haskins would be a great fit.

In terms of value, look for the Dolphins (+789) or Washington (+820) to make a move for the Buckeye.

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