Even prior to declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was upfront about his love for the New York Giants and his desire to play there after having grown up in New Jersey.

While meeting with the media at the NFL Combine on Friday, a poised, confident and mature Haskins reiterated those desires, saying it would be “a dream come true” to be drafted by Big Blue.

“Growing up in New Jersey, I grew up a Giants fan, so it would be a dream come true going back home where my family is and play for that great franchise,” Haskins said Friday at the NFL scouting combine. “There are a lot of really great skill players, so either way it happens throughout this process, I’m just going to be happy to be in the NFL. New York, of course, would be a great spot for me.”

The 21-year-old Haskins also had a meeting with the Giants on Friday night and the expectation was that he’d be questioned about his willingness to play a year or two behind Eli Manning.

No worries there, as it turns out.

“I’m comfortable enough to be able to learn from someone that’s been there in front of me,” Haskins said, adding that he’s just looking for the right fit.

Haskins also addressed the bizarre notion that he’s little more than a statue in the pocket.

“I can maneuver if I need to, but I’m deadly in the pocket,” he said. “So that’s all I feel about it.”

After getting a better sense of who Haskins is as a person, it’s hard not to like him and cheer for him. Will he sell the Giants as well as he sold the New York media, however? That still remains to be seen.