Giants choose up fifth-year choice on DL Dexter Lawrence, not QB Daniel Jones

The New York Giants made a pair of choices on Thursday relating to two of their 2019 draft choices. With one, they’ve formally elected to increase their relationship for at the least two extra seasons however for the opposite, his future might reportedly cling within the steadiness and rely on how he performs in 2022.

Simply because “Danny Dimes” wasn’t granted the fifth-year choice on Thursday would not essentially imply that his Giants profession will likely be over after the upcoming season, based on a number of studies.

It was reported on Wednesday that the “G-Males” couldn’t solely be making their resolution on Jones’ fifth-year choice earlier than subsequent Monday’s deadline for 2019 first-round draft choices, but additionally previous to the graduation of Thursday evening’s NFL Draft. Accidents and inconsistent play have resulted within the former sixth general choose being restricted to 38 video games (37 begins) over his first three seasons, throughout which he is gone 12-25.

Whereas he is proven glimpses of high-caliber play and upside dashing skill, the previous Duke Blue Satan has been liable to turnovers, as evidenced by his 29 interceptions and 20 misplaced fumbles. Jones can be coming off of a 2021 marketing campaign the place he performed a career-low 11 video games as a consequence of a neck harm.

Lawrence in the meantime, has been sturdy, and a power on the New York protection since being chosen 17th general three years in the past, racking up 145 tackles, 30 quarterback hits, sacks and 5 passes defended in 48 profession contests. The Clemson product ended the 2021 marketing campaign with a career-high 54 tackles and 11 quarterback hits, whereas including 2.5 sacks as nicely.

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