The New York Giants could be looking to move down from one of their top-10 picks in next month’s NFL Draft
The New York Giants currently own two of the first 10 picks of next month’s NFL Draft, but as Joe Schoen undertakes a long-overdue rebuild, there’s a chance the new general manager trades back.
After the Atlanta Falcons flipped Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts, the veteran quarterback market has essentially reduced itself to Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo, the market for Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett in the NFL Draft might be about to intensify.
This week in his Football Morning in America column, Peter King points out that the Giants might be aiming to move out of either the No. 5 or No. 7 overall pick:
"• The Giants, picking fifth and seventh overall, are likely to look to move one of them to try for multiple first-rounders next year."
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If the Falcons prefer Picket or Willis to Mayfield or Garoppolo, they may need to get ahead of the Carolina Panthers at No. 6 overall to land their preferred franchise quarterback of the future.
The New York Giants could conceivably move back in a deal with the Falcons from the No. 5 overall selection to No. 8 overall while picking up an additional third-round pick in this year’s draft and an additional first-round selection in 2023.
Adding multiple picks to hasten a rebuild could be advantageous to Schoen, and more importantly, accumulating additional draft capital next year could arm the New York Giants to control the quarterback board should the organization believe it needs to move off Daniel Jones after this season.
So far, the board seems to be shaping up for the Giants to be big winners, if they intend to move back.