Monday, April 4, 2011
Giants draft preview: QB This is the first installment in a nine-part series that will analyze the Giants' needs, position by position, in the upcoming draft.
Depth chart:Eli Manning, Sage Rosenfels, Jim Sorgi, Ryan Perrilloux.
Not under contract: Sorgi.
Scouting report: Manning may be coming off a 25-interception season but he’s still the franchise quarterback and the Giants will go as far as he allows them to go. Manning threw for 4,002 yards and 31 touchdowns and he’s in the prime of his career. Manning just has to resist the urge to make something happen and throw the ball away or take a sack and he’ll need his receivers to focus more and cut down on the tipped balls. Rosenfels is a veteran backup and the team’s holder. Perrilloux was signed to a reserve/future contract. Sorgi’s contract has expired.
The Last Time: The Giants drafted a QB last in 2009 when they took Sam Houston State’s Rhett Bomar in the fifth round.
Potential targets: With Bomar gone, the Giants can use a young third-string quarterback to groom for the future. Perrilloux could emerge as that type if he impresses enough. With free agency likely coming after the draft, the Giants may not use a pick on a passing project this year since they have other bigger needs to fill. They could sign an undrafted free agent. But if they were to use a later pick, our guess is they could look at guys like Delaware’s Pat Devlin, Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor and Idaho's Nathan Enderle. Taylor may actually project more as a wide receiver but the Giants need athletes and playmakers.
Need Rating (On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being of highest importance): 2.