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Video: ESPN’s Mel Kiper Gives His First 2019 NFL Mock Draft

Mel Kiper Jr. joins First Take to break down his 2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0, which includes the New York Giants taking Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins at No. 6 overall and the Miami Dolphins picking Oklahoma Sooners’ Kyler Murray at No. 13 overall.

Kiper also discusses former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts’ draft stock after transferring to Oklahoma.

Eli Manning Overrated? He’s Second on the List According to a Number of NFL Defensive Players

Eli Manning is a future Hall of Fame quarterback, even if he’s had some really bad seasons sprinkled in with some great ones.

He will be best remembered for two games that sites like Grand National Betting didn’t give him or the Giants a chance to win – that being the two Super Bowl wins over the favored New England Patriots.

With all the success, it seems a lot of Giants fans are over Manning, want him out the door and want the team to move on with a younger, more accurate quarterback, one that they will likely look to the upcoming NFL Draft in April to get.

Manning does not only get a lot of slack from Giants fans, but also it seems like players around the league seem to think he’s had better days, as Manning has been named as the NFL’s second most overrated quarterback.

The survey was conducted by anonymous opposing players around the league, and Manning won the vote.

85 defensive players across 25 different NFL teams took the survey, which was conducted by The Athletic.

The Giants QB and two-time Super Bowl MVP was voted the second-most overrated quarterback in the league. According to the survey, only Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins garnered a higher percentage of the most overrated vote (13 percent) than Manning (10 percent).

Cousins inked a three-year, $84 million fully guaranteed contract with the Vikings last offseason despite never having won a playoff game in his career that started with the Washington Redskins, and this past season he and the Vikings missed the playoffs.

Here’s the complete list of all the QB’s that got votes in the process of the survey:

Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons), Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals), Derek Carr (Oakland Raiders), and even Tom Brady, which of course is insane considering that Brady is going to go down as one of, if not the best of all-time.

Brady on Sunday was amazing and on target as he and Pats advanced to their 8th straight AFC Title Game with a 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Back to Manning, it’s likely that the Giants are going to go out and draft a quarterback, it seems more and more obvious by the day, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the team start the year with Manning under center.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman has spoken about Manning, stating that the plans are to bring him back in 2019, and while he knows that the end is near for the quarterback, he knows that he’s the best option to at least start the season.

CBS Sportsline Has Out Their First Mock Draft, and the Giants are Going with a QB

The 2019 NFL Draft is already on the minds of plenty of people, including a lot of Giants fans who want to erase the memory of what was a pretty disappointing season.

If you check out bonuscodebets.co.uk you’ll see that not many feel that the Giants in the second year under head coach Pat Shurmur that the team is going to improve a whole lot in 2019, but the addition of some solid pieces in the draft, which will start on April 25th, would go a long way in helping the cause of the franchise.

A lot of places are already coming out with their mock drafts, and it seems like the Giants are going to have to target a quarterback to try and build for the future in place of Eli Manning, who clearly based on last season is at the end of his tenure as the starter with the franchise.

CBS Sportsline on Monday released their first mock draft, and with it they have the Giants going with an interesting pick with the 6th overall selection, that being Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

Here’s what CBS Sportsline has to say about the pick with a little description:

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Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. General manger Dave Gettleman sure sounds like he’s content to bring Eli Manning back for another season but imagine the Giants offense with Murray under center, Saquon Barkley in the backfield, and Odell Beckham and Evan Engram running routes. Woo boy.

The pick would make sense in that he is a quarterback, the Giants likely number one need next season with Manning getting set to eventually ride off in the sunset.

It sounds like it could be very similar to years back when the Giants brought in quarterback Kurt Warner, and he was the heir for Manning, and let Manning learn under him the first season he was in the league.

Warner then late in the season gave way to Manning, who took over and was impressive enough for the team to not bring have to bring Warner back for a second season.

If the Giants do go with Murray, of course there is going to be some growing pains as to be expected, but being picked that high, there’s no doubt that the team is going to put a lot of stock in him being a great player in the league – at some point.

Sure there will be plenty of chatter between now and April, but Murray is a player that the Giants are for sure going to keep an eye on.

Declared Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Says He’s Got His Eyes on Playing for the Giants

Monday Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins made the decision to leave the Buckeyes and enter the 2019 NFL draft.

Many felt the decision coming, but now that it’s official, he’s likely to be the top QB taken in the draft, and the Giants are one team that is going to have their eyes on him.

Haskins says he’s got feelings to play in the Big Apple as well.

Pro Football Talk reports that Haskins is hoping to play for the Giants. In a profile of Haskins by Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune in December, it was mentioned to Haskins that the Giants needed a quarterback and might be a good place to start his career.

Haskins, who grew up in New Jersey, replied: “I’m hoping for that too.”

The Giants, who had a rough year under new coach Pat Shurmur, are going to need a QB as Eli Manning is entering the twilight of his career, and there’s no doubt they will be interested in whoever can play the position.

Haskins had a monster year for the Buckeyes, as he completed 70.0 percent of his pass attempts for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions. Haskins also scored four touchdowns with his legs.

Standing in at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Haskins is also the ideal size for an NFL quarterback, and could be New York bound.

Giants Will Look to Turn Fortunes Around in Week 16 Against Colts

Ugly doesn’t begin to describe the New York Giants lackluster outing just 24 hours ago as they were dominated in just about every facet by the Tennessee Titans 17-0 Sunday.

The loss puts New York at 5-9 on the season, and with two games left to play in what’s been a painful season for first-year Giants coach Pat Shurmur, there’s not a whole lot of gold at the end of the G-Men’s rainbow it appears right now.

Fanduel Sportsbook has an early line on the Giants next game, a road tilt at Indianapolis against the Indy Colts, a team that sits at 8-6 after Sunday’s somewhat stunning shutout of the Dallas Cowboys (at least that’s a positive) 23-0.

It was the first time in 15 years that Dallas had put up a goose egg, and the Colts will be looking for that same type of outing at home against the Giants this next Sunday.

The Giants sit as we speak as a 9.5 point underdog for Sunday’s game, and likely for good reason. They haven’t shown the ability of offense to be consistent, and will face a red hot Colts defense that is looking for a second straight solid outing against an NFC East team.

Oddly enough, the Colts are one of just three teams in the NFL that Eli Manning has never beaten (Chargers and Giants are the other two), so there just might be a little motivation there as well for Indianapolis.

Manning 0-3 straight-up against the Colts in his career, which includes going 0-3 against the spread, meaning that if you are laying the odds, it’s probably a safe bet to put some dollars on the Colts in this AFC-NFC showdown.

The Giants need to get back to running the football again, as Sunday against the Titans it was a tough go for rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as he ran for just 31 yards on 14 carries, a putrid 2.2 yards per carry average.

The whole Giants run game stunk up Met Life Stadium, as they ran for just 47 yards on 16 carries on the day, a number that if they are going to compete with the Colts has to improve.

Look for a more competitive effort by the Giants, but at this late stage of the season, it’s fairly obvious that players are already looking at vacation plans, and making offseason golf game dates with their teammates.

It won’t be as bad as Sunday was for the Giants, but it won’t be pretty either.

Giants Safety Landon Collins Won’t Play Sunday Due to Shoulder Injury

Giants safety Landon Collins has been ruled out for Sunday with a left shoulder injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News has confirmed.

And after Collins underwent further testing on his shoulder Monday, surgery is considered a possibility and he could miss the rest of the season.

This comes despite Collins saying after Sunday’s overtime win over the Bears that initial X-Rays had shown no fracture in the shoulder he injured on a hit of Chicago running back Tarik Cohen.

Collins said Sunday he was just “real sore” after the second-quarter hit on Cohen.

The two-time Pro Bowler missed snaps after the injury, explaining it’s tough to tackle with a bum shoulder.

Saquon Barkley’s Home Giants Jersey a Hot Seller This Holiday Season for All Fans

Sports jerseys and apparel are always a great item for fans for Christmas, and Fanatics has released their top 10 best-selling items from its Cyber Monday sale, with Giants fan favorite rookie running back Saquon Barkley being number two on the list with his blue home New York Giants Jersey.

You can see the entire list, which to the surprise of no one is led by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, by clicking HERE.

Giants Coach Pat Shurmur Not Worried About Odell Beckham Jr. Not Agreeing With Sunday’s Game Plan

Odell Beckham Jr. criticized Giants coach Pat Shurmur’s “game plan” on Sunday for not attacking the Eagles’ depleted secondary downfield more in Sunday’s loss.

Shurmur’s response on Monday was basically a long-winded way of saying, he’s wrong, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

“Who said that, Odell?” Shurmur said, feigning no knowledge of Beckham’s quote, even though he was clearly aware. “I dunno. We ran the ball 18 times; we threw it 37. Twice as many throws as runs. We had seven explosive gains in the passing game. Only team we played that we had more was Carolina, we had eight.

“There were many times we tried to throw it to him — the long throw down the right sideline to Rhett was designed to go to Odell,” the coach added. “They cushioned on him, we threw it to Rhett. So you’ll have to ask (Beckham) to define it after he watches the tape. But I felt like we were trying to do the things necessary to win the game… I don’t know if that answers your question.”

Later, Shurmur downplayed Beckham’s comment as “one man’s opinion after an emotional loss.

“But what happens is you get a good night’s sleep and watch the tape and maybe he’ll change his opinion,” Shurmur said with some snark.

NFL Week 12 Inactives for the Giants and Eagles

Here’s today’s inactives for the Eagles and Giants battle:

Giants

C Evan Brown
WR Jawill Davis
DT John Jenkins
QB Kyle Lauletta
CB Tony Lippett
S Kamrin Moore
DE Kerry Wynn

Eagles

LB Jordan Hicks
CB Sidney Jones
CB Avonte Maddox
CB Jalen Mills
OG Matt Pryor
RB Darren Sproles
QB Nate Sudfeld

Video: Giants Win Second Straight, Top Buccaneers at Home 38-35

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The Giants did a lot right on Sunday, as they were able to put away the Bucs, winning their second straight.