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Make the Case: QB Josh Allen vs. QB Sam Darnold


NFL Draft Experts debate if Wyoming's Josh Allen or USC's Sam Darnold would be a better fit for the Giants.

"Make the Case" is now in session on

In this series, we look at projections provided by two draft experts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Today, we look at two of the top two quarterbacks fresh off their pro day workouts – Wyoming's Josh Allen vs. USC's Sam Darnold.

Be sure to vote and Make YOUR Case in the comments below!

Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

For the Giants, NFL Network's Peter Schrager projected Allen, who showed off his big arm last Friday at Wyoming's pro day. The 6-foot-5, 233-pound quarterback is being viewed by some as possibly the next Carson Wentz. Both players were coached by Craig Bohl, who led the North Dakota State program before taking over Wyoming in 2014.

"Lost in the hype around Darnold's workout was the show Allen put on at Wyoming's pro day last week," Schrager wrote. "Scouts drool over his arm. Giants fans might want Saquon Barkley here, but with Eli Manning turning 38 in January, drafting his successor when you're the owners of the No. 2 pick seems like a wise move."


Sam Darnold, QB, USC

In his third and most recent mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. liked Darnold, who became the first Trojans quarterback ever with more than 4,000 yards passing in a season. He went 20-4 as a starter during his time at USC and led the school to its first conference title in nine years.

"The Giants are in a good spot here," Kiper wrote. "If they don't love one of these quarterbacks, they can solicit trade offers to move down and pick the best player available. They have needs at several positions, including pass-rusher (they just dealt Jason Pierre-Paul) and running back (I went with Saquon Barkley here in Mock Draft 2.0). New York, however, also needs its quarterback of the future, and new coach Pat Shurmur was among the Giants contingent that met with Darnold before his pro day workout. The G-Men could stick with Eli Manning in 2018 and move on to Darnold in 2019."

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