Ryan Nassib: How Will Giants' Newest Quarterback Fare in the Pros?

Ryan McCrystal@@ryan_mccrystalFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2013

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 30:  Ryan Nassib #12 of the Syracuse Orange throws a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on October 30, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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With the 110th pick in the draft, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib finally comes off the board, landing with the Giants as Eli Manning's backup.


Pro Outlook

Nassib was the top quarterback on my draft board, and I believe he has the tools to start right away. Obviously that won't happen in New York, but he will immediately give the Giants a quality backup quarterback and an opportunity to develop him as trade bait down the road.

It's easy to see why players such as E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith went ahead of Nassib because their raw talent gives them a higher ceiling, but Nassib is one of the few NFL-ready quarterbacks in this draft class. 

He's a classic pocket passer and should excel in the Giants' pro-style offense. If Manning goes down with an injury, the Giants can trust Nassib to get the job done.

Fantasy Outlook

Barring injury, Nassib won't see the field for the Giants, and he may not start a game until the Giants inevitably trade him within the next two or three years. 

Roster Outlook

Nassib will compete with David Carr for the right to backup Manning. Given the investment the Giants just made in Nassib, it might not be much of a competition. 

It would be a surprise if Nassib wasn't the backup to Manning in 2013, and he may be the only other quarterback on the roster.

Pick Analysis

Nassib may never see significant playing time in New York, but this was a great value pick for the Giants. 

At worst, Nassib is a quality backup at a cheap price. On the open market, good backups sign multi-million dollar deals, but Nassib will earn under $1 million per season during his rookie contract.

The Giants will attempt to develop Nassib into a starter-quality quarterback and likely trade him before his rookie deal expires.

Grade: A+