The New York Giants continue their scouting of potential 2022 NFL draft picks on Monday as Tim McDonnell attended the University of North Carolina’s pro day.
The director of player personnel for Big Blue brought quarterback coach Shea Tierney along for the ride to check out UNC quarterback Sam Howell.
List of NFL executives at UNC pro-day to see QB Sam Howell include: Kevin Colbert & Brandon Hunt (Steelers), Jeff Ireland (Saints), Chris Spielman (Lions), Pat Stewart (Panthers), Marty Hurney (Commanders), and Tim McDonnell (Giants). https://t.co/q7wzwhmrwy
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Hailing from Indian Trail, North Carolina, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound quarterback has made quite the name for himself. During his three years at UNC, he threw for over 10,000 yards and 92 touchdowns. He also ran in 17 touchdowns and caught two more.
Howell is certainly not afraid to score, and definitely not afraid to run, but Daniel Jones is still young and has not had an opportunity to fully prove himself behind an onslaught of offensive injuries and inconsistencies.
Given the unlikelihood that the Giants draft a quarterback in 2022, the purpose of this trip is more about establishing general manager Joe Schoen’s evaluation process for 2023. It’s a new regime, a new system and a new process for the entire front office staff and roster of players to learn.
This year is for rebuilding personnel around Schoen’s vision and establishing processes for next year, starting with who scouts players, how they are evaluated and what Schoen is looking for from his staff.