In 2012, the New York Giants have been coming off a Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots and quarterback Eli Manning was on the high of his sport. In truth, a number of Giants gamers argued that Manning deserved league MVP that 12 months.
But by April, the Giants have been again in enterprise mode and have been making ready to cope with the NFL draft.
Over their first three picks, the Giants chosen operating again David Wilson, broad receiver Rueben Randle and defensive again Jayron Hosley. Both Wilson and Randle have been chosen over quarterback Russell Wilson, who in the end went to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 75 general.
Asked about a few of his draft/personnel regrets on Thursday, former Giants govt and present NFL Network analyst, Marc Ross, says passing on Wilson is on the high of that record.
“The signs were there. They really were. We just missed them. We just completely missed them on Russell Wilson. Everybody did,” Ross stated throughout an look on “The Ringer NFL Show.” “If I had a chance to do it all over again definitely would have tried a little harder to fight to get Russ in the second round there for the Giants … it woulda changed the course of a lot of things.”
Ross added that one Giants scout — Ryan Jones — known as Wilson “the next Drew Brees,” which is a moderately odd comparability and never correct based mostly on abilities and expertise. Based on success nonetheless, you possibly can see the parallels almost 10 years later.
Had the Giants drafted Wilson, he’d have been little greater than a third-round undertaking backing up Eli Manning. There’s no manner the Giants would have moved off Manning after arguably his greatest season and a Super Bowl MVP, changing him with a mid-round QB.
Not solely would that transfer have stunted Wilson’s development, it will have created a media storm in New York and infuriated followers.
It’s straightforward to look again now and speak about what ought to have been realizing how profitable Wilson turned, however that’s as a result of he went to the correct workforce with the correct system and in precisely the correct circumstance. It’s not how issues would have performed out had he gone to the Giants.