Todd McShay: Dwayne Haskins Could Fall In The NFL Draft

first_imgDwayne Haskins throws a pass for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the second quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)For a while, Dwayne Haskins looked like the top quarterback on the board. With Kyler Murray’s surge, there is now a situation in which the Buckeye signal caller could wind up tumbling a bit.That is not a unique situation for a quarterback. Because there are only so many teams with a need at the position, there is often a QB once thought of as a potential top pick that goes much later than expected.Perhaps the most famous example is Aaron Rodgers, who fell into the Packers’ laps towards the end of the 2005 NFL Draft’s first round. We saw a similar situation with Teddy Bridgewater a few years ago, and last year, Lamar Jackson lasted until the last pick of the first round, when the Baltimore Ravens traded up to land him.ESPN’s Todd McShay thinks there’s a chance a similar thing happens to Dwayne Haskins in this year’s NFL Draft.He appeared on ESPN’s Get Up!, and while he still has Haskins going to the Giants at No. 6, he acknowledged that there are whispers that the New York franchise aren’t enamored with the Buckeye QB.Instead, he said the team could consider holding out and going for Drew Lock later in the round, if they have similar grades on the two players.As transcribed by Saturday Tradition:“If any of these quarterback are going to fall a little bit, it might be Haskins,” McShay said on Get Up! “It will be interesting to see. I keep hearing the Giants may not be in love with Haskins. I put him there because it’s kind of the only place in the top 10 I felt good about putting him. I do think, ultimately, he’ll wind up going somewhere in that range. But it may be a team moving up. The Giants could just pass on him and wind up taking Drew Lock a little bit later with that 17th pick.[…]“Haskins is the most interesting of the three (quarterbacks),” McShay said. “As you get closer, look at Lock. All of the teams are starting to say 46 games, Lock’s a veteran, been through a lot, the confidence. Haskins is only a one-year starter. I’m getting more and more information from teams that Haskins could wind up falling a little bit further than both Mel [Kiper Jr.] and I have him going at No. 6.”The Cardinals are expected to take Kyler Murray No. 1, and there’s a chance he doesn’t get past the Oakland Raiders at No. 4. From there, the Giants (No. 6), Denver Broncos (No. 10), Miami Dolphins (No. 13), and Washington Redskins (No. 15) could all look at quarterback, but there is definitely no guarantee.Still, Haskins is an impressive prospect, and as of now, looks like a solid bet to be a first rounder.last_img read more