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Giants' 2011 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterback

Say what you want about Eli Manning, he is the New York Giants quarterback and will remain the guy the offense is built around for the foreseeable future. That means the Giants won’t be involved in the discussion for Auburn’s Cam Newton or any of the top quarterbacks who will likely be taken in the first two rounds later this month.

Does it mean, however, that the Giants would not consider taking a quarterback with one of their late-round selections. That is a different story.

The Giants have an acceptable veteran backup in Sage Rosenfels, acquired via trade from Minnesota prior to last season. They also have veteran Jim Sorgi, who spent last season on injured reserve.

New York also has youngster Ryan Perrilloux, signed to a reserve/futures contract out of the UFL as a developmental project.

Quarterback, then, would not appear to be a position the Giants would be likely to address in the draft, even though the National Football Post seems to disagree. The flip side is that General Manager Jerry Reese has always wanted to draft and develop a backup for Manning, and has tried and failed twice. He took Andre Woodson in the sixth round in 2008 and Rhett Bomar in the fifth round in 2009. Don’t put it past Reese to try again.

Analysis: Not a need