After watching Dwayne Haskins put on a show in his Pro Day at Ohio State, the Giants are back on the road to see more top quarterback prospects in action on Thursday.
According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, Pat Shurmur will be present in Morgantown, WV to watch Will Grier and the rest of the Mountaineers perform at their Pro Day. Grier is another intriguing quarterback prospect, though he isn’t considered to be a first-round talent.
The 6-foot-1, 214-pound Grier has an interesting college story that began at Florida in 2015. He was expected to lead the Gators following his freshman season, but a PED suspension for taking an over-the-counter substance led him to transfer to West Virigina. He had to sit out the entire 2016 season as is the rule for transfers, and he showed out in his junior season.
In 2018, though, Grier truly proved he has an NFL-ready game. The gunslinger threw for 3,864 yards with a 67 completion percentage, and had a 37-8 touchdown to interception ratio. Some believe Grier should be a sure second-round choice, while others see him as a third or even fourth-round choice. Though he has great placement on his throws, Grier’s arm strength is among the questions, and Shurmur will get to see that up close and personal today.
But Grier isn’t the only quarterback to be evaluated by Big Blue. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be out at Missouri’s Pro Day where Drew Lock will be on hand for his workout. Lock is rated higher than Grier by many, and he is projected as a late first-rounder or second-round choice.
Lock has been solid for the Tigers in the past three seasons, with 3,498 yards on a 62.9 completion percentage and 28 touchdowns to eight interceptions came last season. In his junior season in 2017, he threw for 44 touchdowns in 13 games as well.
Many are not only impressed by Lock’s physical attributes, but also by his poise and confidence. His Mizzou team didn’t have much success last season, but Lock was one of the only bright spots coming from the group.
The Giants are following the same model of evaluation they did a season ago, as each top quarterback prospect is being checked off the list. These two, though, most likely won’t be in mind at No. 6 or the No. 17 overall picks the Giants own. Instead, if the Giants don’t fall in love with Haskins or Kyler Murray (granted he’s still on the Big Board), one of these quarterbacks could be taken later on.
After Grier and Lock, the Giants will likely head to Duke on March 26 to get a look at Daniel Jones — another quarterback who could be on their radar come April.