4 players the NY Giants must avoid in Round 1 of the NFL Draft
By Zak Musso
1. QB Will Levis
The Giants aren’t going to draft a quarterback in the first round unless negotiations with Danny Dimes stunningly fall apart. If they do, it better not be Will Levis, who they would have to trade up for to land.
Levis clearly has the lowest ceiling of the four quarterbacks projected to be drafted in the first round in 2022. The Kentucky quarterback had a very mediocre 2022 season, throwing for 2,406 yards, 71st most in the country, and 19 touchdowns – the 50th most in the country. Additionally, Levis threw 10 picks and posted just the 59th best QBR.
The reason Levis is seeing his stock rise is because of his big 6-3, 232-pound frame. He feels like a similar prospect to Zach Wilson in 2021, flying up draft boards because of raw athleticism and not proven ability.
Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud are both slam dunk Top 10 picks who won’t be available anywhere near where the Giants pick. If the Giants want to draft a quarterback, it should be Anthony Richardson, a prospect who has a cannon for an arm and crazy athleticism. Last fall, Levis became famous when he said he puts mayo in his coffee, and if that’s not the biggest red flag, I don’t know what is. Stay away, Mr. Schoen.