If the NFL season ended today, the NY Giants would own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the right to select Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
The race for Trevor Lawrence, the prize of the 2021 NFL Draft is on.
Through five weeks, the NY Giants are among four winless teams with a legitimate chance to come away with the Clemson quarterback evaluators believe has the chance to be a generational talent at the sport’s most important position.
According to ESPN, there isn’t just a chance that the NY Giants will be picking first overall next April, they’re currently the runaway favorites to:
If the regular season ended today, the Giants would hold the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, with the Washington Football Team rounding out the top-five.
The Giants’ remaining opponents have a .551 winning percentage, so it is entirely possible the Giants go winless. If that is the case, it will mean Daniel Jones failed to elevate the play of his teammates and will have a 3-29 record through his first two NFL seasons.
Plenty of football remains to be played, and Jones will be given every opportunity to cement his future as the Giants’ franchise quarterback over this season’s final 11 games. But, if the Giants go 0-16, and are picking first, there is little chance the general manager who drafted him No. 6 overall in 2019, Dave Gettleman, is back in 2021 and it is almost certain Lawrence will be fitted for a blue jersey and helmet next spring.
Presuming the Giants are picking first, scroll through for a three-round Giants mock draft projection