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Sources: Giants looking closely at Sam Darnold, top QB prospects

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Sam Darnold could be the first quarterback chosen in the 2018 draft — if he decides to leave USC early. John Hefti/USA TODAY Sports

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By Jordan Raanan – ESPN NY 11.8.17


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As their season has spiraled out of control, the New York Giants have begun to prepare for their future by focusing on potential franchise quarterbacks who could be available in this year’s NFL draft.

There was a directive given several weeks back by co-owner John Mara to start looking closely at the top college quarterbacks, multiple sources told ESPN. This occurred around the time it became apparent that the Giants’ season was headed nowhere, in part, because wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would be out with a broken ankle.