When the New York Giants chose Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, experts and fans alike were aghast at the choice.

Why would the Giants bypass several defensive studs to draft a quarterback who is basically a clone of Eli Manning?

There’s no question Jones is similar to Manning in several ways, but their demeanor is the common bond that most see. They are also similar in aspects that most haven’t seen as of yet.

“There is a lot of similarity in their stature and how they handle themselves. Personality-wise, I would say in some ways they are similar as we get to know Daniel and his personality more,” said head coach Pat Shurmur on Tuesday. “They are very calm in their approach. They are very fiery under the covers. I don’t think you want to misrepresent either one of them. They are both very fiery of making sure things are done properly. They demand it of themselves and the people around them.”

There’s many differences that fans will soon see. Jones is bigger and faster. He is more mobile and fits into the offensive scheme that Shurmur and his staff want to run, but fully can’t, behind Manning.

It is imperative to get Jones going. Since he was selected so high and is the future of this franchise, the Giants can’t shelve him for too long. Shurmur gave his impression of his round quarterback thus far at OTAs.

“I think he is competing and getting better every day. He is like every player on the team. They are getting ready to play week one,” Shurmur said. “If they are in there, great. If not, they will keep working and continuing to get better. I think Daniel’s approach, he is here all the time just like all the other quarterbacks. He is doing everything in his power to get right.”

When asked if he had any benchmarks for Jones this summer, Shurmur offered a plan that appeared to on a faster track than the one he had for Kyle Lauletta, a fourth-round pick in 2018.

“I think when he (Jones) is in there, it needs to look like football,’ said Shurmur. “He needs to execute well, get completions, drive the ball down the field and make the proper run checks. All the things that are fundamental for a quarterback. Fine tune them and the details of each play. I see him getting better every day. I see a guy that is getting himself right.”

The Giants appear to be giving Jones every opportunity to get himself ready to play in 2019. The future is now, even if it means Jones will be compared to Eli every step of the way – and beyond.