Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has not skipped a beat since declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, repeatedly expressing his desire to play for the New York Giants, whom he cheered for growing up in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Haskins has also expressed a willingness to play behind the “legend” that is Eli Manning, even if it meant sitting on the bench for more than a single season.

On Friday, Haskins kept that ball rolling when he once again vocalized his love of the Giants and the hope that he ultimately ends up in East Rutherford.

I would love it,” Haskins told Newsday on the possibily of being drafted by the Giants. “I grew up watching Eli Manning back when he had Shockey and Toomer and Plaxico . I loved that team.”

Some experts have begun to express concern with Haskins as they break down film, but one of the quarterback’s former coaches, Steve Mariucci, who worked with Haskins at the Under Armour All-Star Game coming out of High School, believes he’d be a good fit with the Giants.

“I’m proud that he has grown into the quarterback he is and the young man that he is,” Mariucci said. “He was 13-1 last year, what a year he had, 50 touchdowns, the whole thing. What, 4,800 passing yards? He really lit it up. And I think he’s going to have a bright career. It’s going to be fun where he gets drafted in regards to the other quarterbacks but it’s going to be pretty high.

“Eli’s not done and for somebody to sit behind Eli for even a year would be a huge benefit, just like Patrick Mahomes did with Alex Smith. Would be terrific. Like Aaron Rodgers had with Brett Favre. It would be terrific. Nobody wants to go three years but to sit behind somebody is a luxury.”

The Giants will undoubtedly dive into Haskins’ film over the coming weeks and months, ultimately needing to establish their draft board entering April. But whether or not he’s the choice at No. 6 remains to be seen.