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Giants wary about committing to Davis Webb beyond first round of NFL Draft

The Giants were wary to commit to their current backup quarterback and last year’s third-round pick much beyond the first round of the NFL draft

New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the

New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the football during the final day of voluntary mini-camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Eli Manning’s job seems to be safe for the foreseeable future. How about Davis Webb’s?

The Giants were wary about committing to their current backup quarterback and last year’s third-round pick much beyond the first round of the NFL Draft.

“I don’t know if it is a vote of confidence in Davis,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “We loved what we saw this week [in minicamp]. He got better every day. We certainly all know what Eli brings to the table.”

But . . .

“This is one pick.”

The Giants have others. And there are quarterbacks available, including Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) and Mike White (Western Kentucky). The Giants may decide to pick them or someone else to compete with Webb for the backup job this summer.

The Giants probably have more pressing needs at offensive line, pass rusher, cornerback and even wide receiver before they’d have to address quarterback. But it’s something to keep an eye on.

Webb certainly will.

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