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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

With the second pick of the 2018 Steven Ridley Mock Draft, the New York Football Giants select:

Sam Darnold; Quarterback from the University of South California.

Most mocks have the Giants potentially either trading this spot to the Bills or nabbing a Quarterback. Considering we have witnessed Eli Manning being benched in the 2017 season, it is very likely that his successor will be addressed here. On that note, passing the torch to someone like Sam Darnold is not too shabby either. Sans his very unusual throwing motion and his turnover prone issues, Sam Darnold is exactly what the Giants need at the Quarterback position. Best of all, Darnold can sit back and watch a Hall of Famer in Manning show him the ropes equivalent to Josh Allen. The difference though between Allen and Darnold is that Darnold is a way more efficient and accurate passer now whereas Allen is a more loose cannon of a gun slinger. That being said, should Pat Shumur believe Manning is still under performing, placing someone like Darnold into the fire will not be as bad as some make it to believe. Yes, the case of “fumblitis” and a throwing motion that makes Tim Tebow’s look like Tom Brady’s is something of a concern should that indeed happen too early but the reward in what Darnold can do far outweighs the risks.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.