One of the many scenarios the New York Giants are thought to be considering ahead of the draft later this month is whether to trade down from No. to acquire more picks. While they will probably stand pat given general manager Dave Gettleman's history, that raised the question of how an organization deploys checks and balances into deciding whether to enter into a trade.
San Francisco 49ers: Mac Jones (QB, Alabama) This won’t be a popular pick in the Bay area, but if coach Kyle Shanahan truly has a conviction that he best fits his system, he’ll succeed Jimmy GQ in 2022. Atlanta Falcons: Trey Lance (QB, North Dakota State) Broncos GM George Paton could be making this pick, but if he isn’t, let’s let rookie coach Arthur Smith develop his raw QB of the future behind Matt Ryan for as long as it may take.
But the signing of wide receiver Kenny Golladay ($18 million per year), cornerback Adoree’ Jackson ($13 million per year) and defensive end Leonard Williams ($21 million per year) suggests there is a sense of urgency in New York. That urgency stems from Daniel Jones. The spotlight is on Jones as he enters the third year of his professional career.