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Report: Giants won’t take Dwayne Haskins at No. 6

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The New York Giants have a reported interest in drafting their quarterback of the future. But Dwayne Haskins might not be that guy.

In his annual pre-draft conference call, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. noted (per Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network) that the Giants are unlikely to take the Ohio State signal caller at No. 6.

New York’s coach Pat Shurmur has gone on record as saying he wants the quarterback of the future “sooner than later.”

Haskins isn’t the only option to fill that role. But if he’s off the table, they obviously become more limited. It’s unlikely that Kyler Murray will still be there (even if he doesn’t go No. 1) and we never know what teams might reach for a quarterback, or trade up to land one.

Haskins had a big year for the Buckeyes in 2018. He completed 70 percent of his passes for 4,831 yards with 50 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and an NFL passer rating of 123.2 (174.1 by the NCAA standard).