We asked the same question during last year’s NFL Draft when the New York Giants selected former CAL quarterback Davis Webb in the third round. Did New York finally draft Eli Manning’s heir apparent after passing up on both Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen in Round 1?
To kick off Day 3 of the draft for the team, New York selected Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta No. 108 overall in the fourth round.
— New York Giants (@Giants) April 28, 2018
Why is this so significant? Well, Lauletta was a late riser among NFL Draft prospects after dominating down in Mobile during the Senior Bowl. In fact, he was getting some play as a potential late first-round pick. The signal caller had been linked to the New England Patriots in great detail.
At least initially, Lauletta will compete with Webb to be Manning’s primary backup. But his trajectory seems to suggest a potential starting job down the road. That’s why it’s so surprising he lasted until Day 3.