It's widely been assumed the Giants will draft Eli Manning's successor with the No. 6 overall pick. However, the team isn't hot on Haskins, who's one of this year's top quarterback prospects.
"About a week after the Combine, I circled back with some people like, 'What are you thinking Haskins? Do you guys like him? Do you think you are going for it with your No. 6 pick?'" Russini said on the Breaking Big Blue podcast. "It was, 'No, actually. We are not doing a lot of work on him.'
"I spoke to a few people. I'll paraphrase one: 'He doesn’t fit with us.' The idea that they are not going go after a quarterback with the No. 6 pick solidifies they are not giving up on Eli (Manning)."
Kyler Murray, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones also lead the quarterback class and are in contention to be selected in the first round.
The Giants have retained Manning for 2019, and he'll likely be the team's starting quarterback to open the season.
After trading Odell Beckham Jr., New York will have the No. 17 overall pick to accompany its earlier selection. This year's draft class is full of defensive prospects, which is the direction Russini believes the Giants will go with their first pick.
"I think we should be pretty confident they are going to go defense with that (No. 6) pick," Russini said. "I think they are going to draft a quarterback. I just don’t think it’s going to be Haskins."
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