Ohio State QB and Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins hasn’t decided whether or not he wants to enter the NFL Draft in 2019 yet. But, if he did, he would want the Giants to call his name.
It is no secret the Giants need a quarterback to succeed Eli Manning, and they could very well be looking for one in next year’s draft.
“It would be pretty nice,” Haskins, a Highland Park, N.J. native, told The Post’s Zach Braziller .
Haskins grew up in New Jersey before eventually moving to Maryland before high school began, and his Giants roots run deep. He paid close attention to the team’s stats, especially when it came to RB Tiki Barber.
“I played ‘Madden’ a lot, and he was really good running the football,” Haskins said. “The whole offense was nice. Plaxico [Burress], Jeremy Shockey, Eli [Manning], Ahmad Bradshaw. I was basically the stats guy from my family. I would know everybody’s height and weight, what college they went to.”
Haskins mpressed as a redshirt sophomore this season, with 4,580 passing yards and 47 touchdowns over 13 games — both of which are Big 10 conference records. However, there are a few quarterbacks like Justin Herbert and Drew Lock in this 2019 class that experts rank over him.
So, if he decides to take the leap to the NFL, Haskins would be more than happy to trade in his Buckeyes red to don the Big Blue.
“I’ve been a Giants fan for a long time,” he said.