Washington and the Denver Broncos reportedly would have selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones before the New York Giants selected at No. 17 overall during Thursday’s NFL draft, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY:
Why didn’t Dave Gettleman wait until 17 to take Daniel Jones? "I know for a fact there were tei teams that would’ve taken him in front of 17,” he said. “I know that for a fact" (The two teams, according to NFL sources: The Redskins and Broncos) https://t.co/IFa9JAXT07
The Giants took some heat for selecting Jones at No. 6 overall, though general manager Dave Gettleman maintained he didn’t believe Jones would have fallen to them 11 picks later with their second selection in the first round.
"I know for a fact there were two teams who would have taken (Jones) before 17…" Gettleman told reporters. "It wasn’t easy for me to pass up Josh Allen. It was very, very difficult. But I think that much of Daniel Jones."
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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