Who will the Giants take at 6?
Of all of the teams in the NFL Draft tonight, the focus seems to be heavily on what the New York Giants are going to do at No. 6. Here’s a look at the odds for who New York is going to take.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Josh Allen is the favorite to go to the Giants, as he is listed with +225 odds. Other short odds are Daniel Jones (+250), Ed Oliver (+300) and Dwayne Haskins (+450). The first round of the NFL Draft takes place tonight at 8PM ET and will air live on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.
The Giants had the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft and opted to not go with a quarterback, taking eventual NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Saquon Barkley. They passed on Sam Darnold, who went No. 3 to the Jets. This past season, the Giants struggled to a 5-11 record, with Eli Manning throwing for 4,299 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while being sacked 11 times. In the offseason, the Giants have traded away some of their top players, including Odell Beckham Jr. However, the organization has stayed with Manning, who received a large roster bonus.
When it comes to the draft, many think the Giants could be focusing on a quarterback of the future, which is why Jones and Haskins are among the short odds. Jones, a QB from Duke, feels like a reach, as he isn’t in the top 5 of some analysts quarterback rankings. However, the Giants seem to really like him and also could be in position to trade back and take him later in the first round. Haskins is considered the second-best QB prospect by many, so if the Giants remain at 6, we could see the Ohio State QB taken there.
Currently at No. 6, the Giants won’t be in complete control of what they are able to do tonight. Allen and Oliver are listed with short odds to go to New York, but both could be gone by the time New York is on the clock. Oliver is a dominant defensive tackle from Houston and Allen is a do-everything linebacker from Kentucky. Given the Giants traded top linebacker Olivier Vernon and top defensive tackle Snacks Harrison over the last year, they are thin at those positions now. If going with the “best available” option, Allen and Oliver are likely better picks than a QB.