NFL Draft 2019: Giants appear to pick Eli Manning's successor, select Daniel Jones at No. 6

NFL Draft 2019: Will the Giants select Daniel Jones at No. 6?

The Giants selected a quarterback early in the 2019 NFL Draft.

New York took Duke’s Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the first round Thursday. Jones completed 60.5 percent of his passes and threw for 22 touchdowns, along with nine interceptions, for the Blue Devils last season. 

Jones now appears in line to replace longtime New York starter Eli Manning at some point over the next few seasons

“That’d be awesome. I’d be extremely excited about that,” Jones said before the draft about playing with Manning, via the New York Post. “The opportunity to learn from a guy like Eli, to watch him, the way he carries himself day in and day out, would be a tremendous learning opportunity for a young guy. That’d be an awesome situation.”

Manning said earlier this month he expected the team to pick a quarterback.

“I have always felt that in the quarterback room I have always had a great relationship with everyone,” Manning told reporters. “All the QBs, we have drafted quarterbacks and have had young quarterbacks in there. I enjoy talking football and enjoy talking ball. Giving tips on coverages, protections, concepts, everyone is trying to help each other.

“I have enjoyed putting in the extra effort and the work. Getting everyone comfortable and up to speed. Help young guys trying to learn a new offense.”

Manning was inconsistent in 2018 as the Giants missed the playoffs for a second straight year. He completed 66 percent of his passes and threw for 21 touchdowns, along with 11 interceptions, in 16 games.