NFL Draft: 3 players Seahawks could target in 2nd round

Jones is now their clear successor to Eli Manning.

"Defensive tackles can affect the pass rush if they get consistent inside push", said general manager Dave Gettleman, who added an edge rusher (Oshane Ximines) with his third-round pick.

The 21-year old rose up draft boards during the evaluation process, and former head coach and current ESPN analyst Rex Ryan rated Jones the second-best quarterback in this year's class.

The Southeastern Conference is well on its way to having the most players taken in the National Football League draft for the 13th consecutive year. Jones amassed 52 touchdown passes throughout his three-year career at Duke, while Haskins threw for 50 touchdown passes last season alone, his first as a starter.

Before the draft, Gettleman mentioned the Kansas City model - wherein Patrick Mahomes sat a year behind veteran Alex Smith - as a good design to follow.

Stick around though: the Giants have another first round pick (No. 17) for Gettleman to screw up.

"Who knows? I may go out there in my auto and get hit", said Gettleman about the risk. "If you can understand that and live that, you're going to be fine in any of those environments". "That's really the long and short of it". Clemson nose tackle Dexter Lawrence was a reach at No. 17, the first-round pick they obtained from the Cleveland Browns in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade. "How many times have you watched a game, and the ends come screaming off the corner, and the quarterback steps up, and there's nobody there?"

Dave Gettleman said the Giants had a second-round grade on Ximines and he contemplated trading up to grab him but made a decision to stay put. The end result of drafting Baker could lead the Giants to trade veteran Janoris Jenkins, who they nearly dealt past year.

Pushed to explain why, if he thinks Manning can play multiple seasons in NY, he didn't get a player that would help Eli in the short term, Gettleman obfuscated.

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