Giants QB Eli Manning has met most of the top quarterbacks and running backs who will be available in Thursday night's NFL Draft, but doesn't want to dive deep in to what might happen. Instead, he'll let the process play out and comment after.
"I met most of the top quarterbacks before," Manning said on Wednesday at the Giants' Minicamp. "But I did get to see a few of them in the facility and I went up and talked to them just because I've been around them before. Some of the running backs, also, so I saw a few of the guys over the year. All of them are obviously good players and good people from my encounters with them, so all went well."
With the No. 2 pick, the Giants are expected to tab Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, or perhaps USC QB Sam Darnold if he slips past the Browns at No. 1. Or, they could trade back and select NC State DE Bradley Chubb or Notre Dame OL Quenton Nelson.
But Manning, who says he has no plans for Draft night and "very seldom" watches the entire first round, wasn't interested in discussing the potential of Barkley being on the Giants just yet.
"I'll answer all the draft questions after the draft," Manning said. "I think that's the easiest way. There are a lot of possibilities and this person or that person, so no point in kind of speculating on the guys. We'll just wait and see what happens."
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said shortly after he was hired that he believes Manning has "years" left, and there's also the potential that Davis Webb becomes the Giants' future quarterback.
For now, though, the 37-year-old Manning is focused on the present.
"Thirty-seven is not old," he said with a chuckle. "I think 37 is young, so it's all perspective."