Adam Schefter Confirms Giants' GM Dave Gettleman Was Duped When Drafting Daniel Jones

Max Staley
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The New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, and most fans weren't exactly ecstatic about the selection. The reasoning behind Dave Gettleman's pick didn't help public opinion either.

However, according to Adam Schefter, Gettleman apparently didn't need to draft Jones at No. 6, as the Duke product might've been available at No. 30.

If this report is true, Jones would've still been on the board when the Giants traded up to draft Deandre Baker. In other words, the Giants lost a chance at grabbing a franchise pass rusher like Josh Allen, just so they could overdraft Jones.

Gettleman already traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, much to the dismay of Giants fans, and he's seemingly mishandled the No. 6 overall pick. At this point, it looks like Gettleman's future with the Giants will be entirely tied to Jones' success.

If Jones doesn't work out in the next few years, Gettleman could be the next name on the way out of New York.

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