Report: Giants scouting UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen heavily

The New York Giants are reportedly interested in UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and have been scouting him heavily. That could mean they’ll move on from Eli Manning after the 2017 season.

“As their season has spiraled out of control, the New York Giants have begun to prepare for their future by focusing on potential franchise quarterbacks who could be available in this year’s NFL draft,” reported ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “There was a directive given several weeks back by co-owner John Mara to start looking closely at the top college quarterbacks, multiple sources told ESPN. This occurred around the time it became apparent that the Giants’ season was headed nowhere. Vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross, who runs the Giants’ draft, went personally to scout UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in recent weeks, sources said. Rosen is among the nation’s top quarterback prospects.”

Raanan went on to add that they may also be interested in other top quarterback options, such as USC’s Sam Darnold or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. Every quarterback comes with questions, though, and it’s not yet clear exactly where the Giants will pick or how the board will fall. At 1-7, they should be picking high, but the Cleveland Browns are 0-8.

The one thing that doesn’t make sense is that they haven’t even given quarterback Davis Webb a single start. They took the rookie out of Cal in the third round and he’s never even been active in 2017. If they are going to draft a quarterback in the first round in 2018, it may be wise to at least take a look at the rookie they have already.

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