John Clayton: Best and worst picks of National Football League draft’s first round

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Daniel Jones can be the next franchise quarterback of the New York Giants, but fans aren't even giving him the benefit of the doubt before he walks in the building for his introductory press conference.

Jones said he needs to improve his understanding of when to throw the ball away or dump it off to a back. What made the Giants take Jones so high, leading most fans to accuse the team of both making a bad decision and bad pick management for overdrafting the player?

Don't tell Dexter Lawrence the Giants didn't address their need for a pass-rusher in the first round of the NFL Draft. "Who knows?" Gettleman said, via Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media.

Florida's Jawaan Taylor enters the stage after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Taylor in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. "Maybe we are going to the Green Bay model, where Rodgers sat for three years".

That scenario would vastly decrease the novelty - and the value - of this pick.

The Giants were rumored to be interested in Jones just before the draft, and they took him at No. 6 overall. But I question whether the Packers would have been better off taking defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who went 13th to the Dolphins, and then staying put at No. 30 to select an offensive lineman such as Oklahoma's Cody Ford. The vetting process should be much more extensive and at the very least, the actual watching of the player play should be a more rigorous process. That's why we took him at 17 and we are thrilled. When right, he can push the pocket and wreak havoc on offensive lines, but in his last two seasons at Clemson he failed to match his early production.

However, the tables have turned and the Giants are the ones receiving the backlash from New Yorkers. He was the first center off the board.

NY grabbed the 342-pound Lawrence with the second choice in the round and then made a late trade getting Baker, who won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back past year.

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