The New York Giants will open their offseason workout program on Monday, but that’s not all that will be occurring in East Rutherford.
In addition to Monday’s conference calls and general manager Dave Gettleman’s pre-draft press conference on Thursday, the Giants will also meet privately with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins this week.
The meeting with Haskins is just the latest in a long line of top-30 visits that have included just about every premiere edge rusher and quarterback potentially available in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, Haskins’ inclusion is likely to spark some additional speculation.
Haskins has been widely connected to the Giants since the offseason began, and he’s not shied away from that one bit. Having grown up a Giants fans, Haskins has repeatedly expressed his desire to play for New York.
“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 in March. “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 Giants have spent quite a bit of time with Haskins this offseason as well. They’ve met privately with him previously and sent a large contingent to the Ohio State Pro Day. Additionally, Haskins has spent some time this offseason workout out with Giants tight end Evan Engram.
In recent weeks, Haskins’ draft stock has reportedly been plummeting, which created a potentially interesting scenario for the Giants. They seem to be trending away from a quarterback at No. 6, but seem almost certain to grab one at No. 17. Will Haskins be there?