The New York Giants have a prototypical drop-back passer in that of two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning. While that has not worked out too swimmingly in recent seasons, it’s a trend the Giants’ brass wants to continue.
On the same day that reigning Heisman winner Kyler Murray officially chose football over baseball, reports are coming from Jersey indicating that the Giants are not interested in the smallish quarterback.
“They are still early in their evaluation process and obviously haven’t seen Murray at the Combine or his Pro Day yet, but in general, a team source said he’s probably a little too small for them,” Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported Monday. “They prefer to stick to the established measurables they have for a prototypical quarterback.”
This is going to be an overriding theme of Murray’s pre-draft process leading up to the annual event in April. He’s officially listed at 5-foot-10, but is likely an inch or two shorter than that.
Most still anticipate that Murray will be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In fact, he’s received more buzz than any other prospect heading into the NFL Scouting Combine later this month.
As for the Giants, they are slated to pick sixth overall in the draft. Needless to say, quarterback is a major need for this downtrodden organization.