The New York Giants shocked the NFL world on Thursday night when they passed on quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft and instead chose former Duke gunslinger Daniel Jones.
When the Giants let him slide, the seeds of discontent were immediately sewn, and the fan base unleashed a collective sigh of pain.
Former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson made it clear that with two games against the Giants on the schedule every year, Haskins, who ended up being taken No. 15 overall by the Redskins, is out for revenge.
On @nflnetwork, LaDainian Tomlinson predicts that new #Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins is “going to kick the crap out of the Giants for the next 10 years. He’s mad!” One of the most fascinating storylines to watch.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2019
Haskins is "going to kick the crap out of the Giants for the next 10 years," said Tomlinson. "He's mad!"
There's arguably no better post-draft analysis of Haskins than that. The Ohio State product was visibly upset when he didn't hear the commissioner call his name, and now he wants to extract his sweet, sweet revenge.
And he has every right to be mad. Most evaluators viewed him as the best passer in the draft, so watching a Duke quarterback come off the board before him was a total slap in the face.
The Giants made a tactical blunder. They angered one of the most talented prospects in the draft and then let him slide to a division rival.
The Daniel Jones-Dwayne Haskins rivalry will dominate the NFC East for years to come, and eventually we will have the answer over which team came away with the better haul on Draft Day. As of now, it looks like Washington has the advantage.