The New York Giants have the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL draft and seem to have narrowed down their options.
“Their top three choices are [Sam] Darnold, Saquon Barkley and Bradley Chubb,” an NFL executive told Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media. “They are debating Barkley vs. Chubb, because they need an edge-rusher, but the scouts love Barkley.”
That would signal a rebuild is on the way, whereas if the Giants drafted an impact player like Barkley or Chubb, it could help the team contend for the playoffs in 2018.
Though it’s always difficult to trust rumors that come out as the draft approaches, these options match up with reported visits by prospects to New York.
Art Stapleton of the Record reported Thursday that Chubb was visiting the Giants and that Barkley, Rosen, Darnold, Allen and Baker Mayfield would visit them.
Everything was copacetic as Apple and the Giants reported for the first day of the team’s offseason workout program on Monday. Apple spent most of his offseason in California with several of his Giants teammates, and some relationships were mended.
“We talked. Definitely we talked. We’ve definitely buried the hatchet a while ago,” Collins said on a conference call with reporters. “That’s my guy, my brother. I’m always going to have his back. We knew what kind of caliber player he is. He knows what kind of caliber player I am. We’re just trying to get to work and make this season go.”
The Giants are trying to rebound from a disastrous 3-13 season where everything seemingly went wrong. Three cornerbacks were suspended at different points of the season for their conduct.
Apple had trouble with teammates and coaches during the troubling year, on and off the field. But the former first-round pick remains on the roster after ending last year by being suspended and told to stay away from the team.