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Giants' Gettleman defends selecting Daniel Jones at No. 6 1

Giants common supervisor Dave Gettleman is not frightened in regards to the critics.

New York chosen Duke quarterback Daniel Jones sixth total within the 2019 NFL Draft, a transfer many described as a attain. Gettleman, nevertheless, continues to face by the choose.

“In three years,” Gettleman advised Internet Sports activities’ Peter King, “we’ll learn how loopy I’m.”

Gettleman added:

The one factor I’ve discovered is you do not idiot round with a quarterback. If he is your man, you’re taking him. When you put 32 common managers in a room and gave them [truth serum], each single certainly one of them would inform you a narrative of how they obtained cute in a draft and it value them a participant they needed. So, you do not get cute there. You do not get cute with a quarterback.”

Jones accomplished 60.5% of his passes and threw for 22 touchdowns, together with 9 interceptions, for the Blue Devils final season. Gettleman stated he was impressed by the quarterback whereas he was scouting him in the course of the Senior Bowl.

“After the three sequence I watched, I noticed an expert quarterback,” Gettleman stated after the draft. “In order that’s once I was in full-blown love.”

The Giants additionally held the No. 17 choice and Gettleman stated earlier this week he didn’t imagine Jones would fall that far.

“I do know for a truth there have been two groups that might have taken him in entrance of 17,” Gettleman stated, through the New York Each day Information. “I do know that for a truth. It is powerful, it truly is. It wasn’t straightforward for me to cross on [Kentucky edge] Josh Allen. It wasn’t.

“For me, my background, that was very, very troublesome. However I feel that a lot of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback.”

The Giants completed 2018 with a 5-11 report and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.

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