Shurmur needs a team, Giants need a QB

First NFL coach-son pairing a possibility, but Shurmur just wants to play

By Tom Wood


There’s a tantalizing bit of drama that could play out on the final day of the April 25-27 NFL Draft in downtown Nashville, one possible scenario that has captivated the imagination of football fans. And, also there’s a Music City connection. More specifically, a Vanderbilt connection.

Typically, rounds four through seven flow at a furious pace as teams choose largely unheralded players, and the highlight of those latter-round picks is the selection of “Mr. Irrelevant,” the 254th and final name to be called.

But this year’s late-draft intrigue already being offered by fans and media experts filling out mock drafts involves former Vanderbilt star quarterback Kyle Shurmur and his father, Pat, head coach of the New York Giants.

By most accounts, the Giants are shopping for a franchise quarterback in this draft, someone who will eventually replace aging veteran Eli Manning. New York has both the sixth and 17th picks of the first round, and most Giants-watchers say the team will use one of those to select from Ohio State standout Dwayne Haskins, Duke’s Daniel Jones or Missouri’s Drew Lock.

But the Giants have stockpiled a dozen draft picks over seven rounds through trades and compensatory picks. That being the case, would the Giants, if he is still available, use one of those picks to select the head coach’s son?

If so, it would be an NFL first. Read more here

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