NFL Draft: A smart team would inquire about Nassib

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Every year, NFL teams go into the draft looking to reform and retool their rosters. In some cases they even change their fortunes dramatically, such as the Indianapolis Colts did a few years back when they took QB Andrew Luck with the first overall selection.

That is not going to happen this season. Not with any of the quarterbacks in this class. Yet, every single mock draft has Blake Bortles of UCF, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville going in the first round.

Both Phil Simms and Ron Jawowski have stated they don’t believe there is a franchise quarterback in this draft. If that is the case, why would you waste a top pick on one of them?

I was told long ago, that if you have a high pick don’t blow it on a need position with an average player. Get yourself that ‘once in a decade’ guy or trade down to get more picks. You’re drafting high for a reason: you stink.

The teams that draft these players in Round One and then attempt to hang their hats on them will likely be drafting at the top of the order for years to come. These are classic mistakes that you would think teams would have learned by now.

If I had a top five pick in this draft, I’d stay put and get myself what I deserve – a stud who will go to Hawaii every year. Then, in Round 2 or 3, I’d either grab a QB such as Derek Carr, Zach Mettenberger, AJ McCarron or even Jimmy Garappolo.

Then, there is always the possibility of making a trade. That is the one scenario the Giants’ had in their heads when they traded up to take in the fourth round of the draft last April.  There are a few who believe that if Giants backup QB Ryan Nassib were in this draft, he’d be the top QB selected, so it’s on the level.

Could a trade happen? A smart team would explore it.

The Giants would probably not part with Nassib, for less than a third round pick. In this draft, the deepest in years, that would be a coup for the Giants.

They could also keep Nassib. That is a conversation for another time, one that details a possible exit strategy regarding Eli Manning.




16 comments
cole3244
cole3244

for anyone to make a determination on how nassib or any qb for that matter might turn out after one year and the experience he got in his first year just shows that most fans don't know what they are talking about.


i will leave it to the pros and hope we might have a player in nassib but to label him a wasted pick is typical blog experts shooting off their mouth.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

john,

you are giving Nassib too much value and as for your quote in your article "There are a few who believe that if Giants backup QB Ryan Nassib were in this draft, he’d be the top QB selected, so it’s on the level." Not sure who these people are, but apparently they haven't watched Nassib last season in training camp look lost and confused at times. Reese has done a good job (on paper) with the FA signings thus far...But he has had 2 poor consecutive drafts (last season, his worse) and he needs to have a very good one in this draft or it could mean his job.

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

John - please stop writing posts like this.  We need the idiot GMs to reach for those 3 QBs so the good players fall to the the Giants.  :-)

Tamás Asbóth
Tamás Asbóth

Nassib was terrible in training camp and in preseason too. I will be happy if he can gain a roster spot this year...

drewc
drewc

Nassib to me has zero value.  Why would anyone even give a late round pick when you can get Schaub or others for the same price? 

spider43
spider43

What I don't agree with is the perception that Nassib would be worth some team trading a 3rd round pick in a deep draft for him. If Nassib is no better than an "average QB" you are comparing him too, I certainly wouldn't trade a 3rd rounder this year for him. It wasn't so much that the Giants drafted him in the 4th round last year that made me cringe, it was the fact they traded up in the 4th round to get a player who was free-falling the entire draft. I still believe it was a mistake, and I think he would have been available to pick if the Giants just stayed where they were. They had better players available to pick from at positions of need (LB for example) in the 4th round, and instead they talked themselves into selecting Nassib. I think Reese was "clever by half" on that selection strategically speaking, one of his worst in years.


No, if I'm a GM of another team, I'm not bailing the Giants out from their past draft mistakes by trading them a 3rd rounder this year. What you WANT as a GM is for teams to make mistakes ahead of you, to overthink or to reach. And I believe that is exactly what Reese did last year.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Michael Stewart  


A - Nassib was not given enough reps in preseason to grasp the offense. B - He played with the third team and played fairly well, hooking up with Julian Talley and Kris Adams.


We get our information from many sources. There are several scouts that have gone on record and some others who ask we don't cite them.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@drewc  I don't know, but teams panic and make deals around draft time every year.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@spider43  You will be surprised how many teams will be looking for a QB after the "good ones" are gone.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@spider43 well said, I will go further and say that last year was the worse draft by Reese during his tenure as the Giants GM. Nassib is not the answer as QB for the Giants in the future. If some team is crazy to offer a 3rd rounder in this years draft, I would jump all over that.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@SNYGiants @Michael Stewart

responding to A: Nassib completed three of his 10 preseason passes for 77 yards. nothing to brag about and certainly not worthy of a defense.

B: See A

Since your information from various sources such as scouts and other unknowns. I will go on record and say that Nassib will never contribute at a successful level for the Giants. He will be a journeymen QB. If the Giants are smart they should use him as trade bait in this draft (only have 6 picks/not counting possible compensation) and hope there is one GM out there that is clueless and takes the bait.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Michael Stewart @spider43  Teams ARE crazy. How many franchises have been to multiple Super Bowls since the realignment of 2002? Five. The rest are desperate.