1. Announce willingness to trade 4th pick
With so many teams drafting behind the NY Giants in search of a franchise quarterback, the Giants would be wise to advertise their willingness to trade out of the fourth spot in the draft. By letting the league know their willingness to move out of the fourth spot, they will allow themselves to start a bidding war between teams looking to move up to get their quarterback.
Currently, the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, and New England Patriots are all reportedly interested to some degree in drafting their future franchise quarterback.
All of the teams mentioned are drafting behind the NY Giants, with the exception of the Bengals who have the number one overall pick and are projected to use that pick to select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow out of LSU.
That leaves the remaining quarterback-needy teams battling for the rights to select potential first-round quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama, Justin Herbert from Oregon, Jake Fromm of Georgia, and Jacob Eason from Washington.
That means eight teams looking for their quarterback of the future are likely battling for four legitimate first-round options at quarterback. As a result, there should be a lot of willingness from these teams to move up in the draft to assure that they secure the quarterback that they feel is likely to lead their team in the future.
The Giants have a lot of needs on their roster and should be willing to part with the fourth overall pick in an effort to secure additional picks. By doing so, they may miss out on the most elite players, but would potentially set themselves up to draft a number of first-round caliber players, which allows them to fill more needs and ultimately puts them in a better position to compete moving forward.