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New York Giants Mock Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft is just around the corner and there are questions about what the New York Giants will do in the draft. The major question is whether the Giants will draft a quarterback with the number six pick. I have previously written about the Giants needing to draft a quarterback. Current Giants quarterback Daniel Jones hasn’t been as good as he should be and has dealt with a lot of injuries in his career. As I have said previously it’s time for the Giants to move on from Jones and have Tommy DeVito as their quarterback or someone else.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has given us some insight into Big Blue’s draft plans.

"I'm going to take them at their word. They seem to have implied they have other needs at other positions. I think they are going to take a QB relatively high, but up high they seem to point to other areas before QB,“ Schefter said.

Big Blue has the number sixth, 47th(from the Seattle Seahawks), 70th, 107th, 166(from the San Francisco 49ers through the Carolina Panthers), and 183th picks in the draft.

Round 1: Pick #6- Malik Nabers, WR (LSU)

While I still think that the Giants will draft a quarterback, it won’t be in the first round given they have other needs than quarterback and what Schefter said. One of their needs is receivers and Nabers would give the Giants receivers corps a huge boost and a good target for Jones or whoever their quarterback is. Last year he had 89 catches for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was named First-team All-SEC and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s top wide receiver. Nabers is one of the best receivers in the draft and can jump high to make catches that are hard to make and can turn short passes into long gains.

Round 2: Pick #47- Bo Nix, QB (Oregon)

The Giants aren’t going to get any of the top quarterbacks in the draft, so they have to look elsewhere. It looked like Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy was the Giants' best bet for a quarterback, but he’ll likely go to another team. That makes Nix the best quarterback that the Giants can get. Last year he completed 77.4 percent of his passes for 4,508 yards with 45 touchdowns, three interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 91.2 while leading Oregon to the PAC-12 championship game and winning the Fiesta Bowl. Nix is very mobile and had a decent arm so at the very least he’d be a good backup.

Round 3: Pick #70- Trey Benson, RB (Florida State)

Last year Benson ran for 905 yards and had 14 touchdowns. In two years at Florida State, he ran for 1,896 yards and 24 touchdowns. He has speed and good ball security, as he had no fumbles in college, and can make big plays. He needs to work on being more decisive as he can be very indecisive. With Saquon Barkley going to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Giants could use someone like Benson.

Round 4: Pick #107- Nathan Thomas, OT (Louisiana)

Last year Thomas played in 12 games and was an Honorable Mention for the All-Sun Belt Conference. He didn’t play in the New Orleans Bowl due to knee surgery. Thomas is a good run blocker and his size makes him good at pass protection. He would be a huge help to Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas and give them some depth at the tackle position.

Round 5: Pick #166- Nehemiah Pritchett, CB (Auburn)

Pritchett has speed and arm length. His arm length comes in handy when defending passes and his speed helps him make tackles. He can also play on special teams. Last year Pritchett had 22 tackles, 18 solo, and one interception. Pritchett’s speed and athleticism allowes him to play in any type of coverage. He would be useful in a lot of ways to the Giants after finishing just below league average in passing yards allowed (17th, 4157 yards).

Round 6: Pick #183- Nelson Ceasar, Edge (Houston)

Caesar is a good defender in zone coverage and is working to improve his pass rush. Last year he had 43 tackles, 28 solo, and 9.5 sacks. Ceasar has 17 career sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss. He has high energy and would add some depth and be a help to the newly acquired pass rusher Brian Burns.

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