Why the Giants should draft Dwayne Haskins as Eli Manning's successor

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The New York Giants need a young quarterback, and a young quarterback named Dwayne Haskins needs them. Haskins is a Jersey-born kid who grew up dreaming of playing in the old wind tunnel that was Giants Stadium. He still wants to play for Eli Manning's team, for Plaxico Burress' team, for Tiki Barber's team.

His old man wants him to play for Phil Simms' team, nfl nike jerseys from china

"I know if Dwayne is chosen to play for the Giants," Dwayne Sr. said last week, "he'd be an ambassador. ... With his persona and professionalism, I do see him one day playing for the Giants. He reminds me so much of Phil Simms with his leadership, determination, poise, and with his great decisions."2

But this isn't about what a family of longtime Giants fans wants. Haskins would make all the sense in the world as the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft, even if he had been born in Dallas and raised to adore the Cowboys. As a one-year starter at Ohio State who went 13-1 last season, Haskins completed 70 percent of his passes and threw for a Big Ten-record 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns, or eight more touchdowns than the combined total Tom Brady and Drew Brees threw for in their final Big Ten nfl jerseys cheap china
"You're expected to be in the Heisman race. Dwayne took it all in stride and it never went to his head. He has a really good disposition, and in a market like New York he'd be fine. ... He's a grounded young man. He's been raised the right way. His foundation is solid. I don't think a couple of bad articles or a couple of losses or getting booed by the crowd will affect him like it would others. I think he'd do great there."

It's fitting that Day compares Haskins' job to the one once held down by Derek Jeter, another Jersey-born kid who dreamed of playing for the iconic New York team in his chosen sport. Like Haskins, Jeter's best friend was his younger sister and only sibling, whose interests and ambitions were never treated by anyone in the home as a secondary concern. Like Haskins, Jeter's parents insisted on completed homework, consistently high grades, and a commitment to a code of conduct and honor that took priority over sports. Like Haskins, Jeter entered his draft (1992) hoping, even praying, that he would be selected by a struggling New York franchise holding the sixth overall pick.

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