New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has never traded down in the first round of an NFL draft, but that doesn't mean the option is completely off the table.
Previous reports said the Giants are open to moving back from the No. 11 pick. However, Gettleman's nonexistent track record with trade downs through his first eight drafts at the helm has led many to question whether the GM would actually follow through.
Gettleman refuted the notion of his perceived draft philosophy Thursday, describing it as folklore.
"You guys don't believe me, but I've tried in the past. It's got to be value. I'm not getting fleeced," Gettleman said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. "It's almost like an urban myth. I've tried."
Gettleman added his previous plans to trade down were foiled when the targeted player was selected just before the Giants' selection, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
The New York executive believes it's possible there could be even more interest in the Giants' first-round pick this year due to the large number of top quarterbacks.