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#pounditTuesday, May 11, 2021

Giants GM Dave Gettleman called out by Bruce Allen over Daniel Jones claims

Dave Gettleman tried to justify the New York Giants using the sixth overall pick on Daniel Jones, when they also had pick No. 17, by saying that at least two other teams would have taken Jones if he were available before the Giants picked again. Washington, at pick No. 15, was reportedly one of those teams. By process of elimination, if such teams existed (a dubious proposition), it would have had to have been either Miami or Denver, since pretty much no one else was in the market for a quarterback that early.

Appearing on NFL Total Access Tuesday night, Washington team president Bruce Allen shot down that line of thinking.

“We picked the player we wanted to pick,” Allen said. “I’m almost positive Dave has no clue what our draft board would be. I don’t know which draft boards he knows, but he doesn’t know ours.”

Washington, of course, selected Dwayne Haskins with their pick, and Allen confirmed that they had explored moving up for Haskins but ultimately thought he would make it to them as the draft unfolded.

Washington and New York have been longtime rivals, and now the two will be intertwined over their choices at quarterback. It’s the first time both have selected a quarterback in the first round of the same draft since 1959, when, as I am sure you remember, Don Allard and Lee Grosscup were the choices and started a combined four games in the NFL.


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