3. Dwayne Haskins
Haskins didn’t start the year as a potential first rounder, but he’s probably done more than any other quarterback to raise his stock this season. The third year sophomore has led Ohio State to an undefeated start and has gained a lot of NFL fans in the process.
Unlike Finley, Haskins might need a little bit of time to adjust to life in the NFL. He runs the Buckeyes’ spread offense very well, but you won’t see him make a ton of NFL style throws on film. That doesn’t mean he can’t make the transition, but it does mean he might be better served to spend a little time on the sideline.
There’s no denying his long-range talent though. Haskins might be the most accurate passer in this class. He has the ability to put the ball anywhere he wants it. Time and time again you see him hit his receivers perfectly in stride on tape. That type of accuracy should appeal to Pat Shurmur and the way he wants his offense to function.
Contrary to what you might think, Haskins is only an average athlete. He isn’t a guy who’s going to bust a bunch of big runs on the outside. He can scramble out of trouble, but he’s a pure quarterback. Haskins wants to stay in the pocket and make big time throws.
Look for the Giants to scout Haskins closely as the season rolls along. There’s a chance he’ll be the first quarterback taken. He’ll definitely be in consideration for New York when they make their first selection.