While a lot of the focus this week has been on Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, that doesn’t mean anyone has forgotten about the NFL Draft being right around the corner. NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen was a busy man at the NFL Combine, scouting countless Big Blue targets while in Indy.
You already know Schoen was eyeing plenty of wideouts, as there’s a strong belief the Giants will use their No. 25 overall pick on a WR1 for the future. How about Boston College’s Zay Flowers? In his latest NFL Mock Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay likes the speedster to land with the G-Men.
Boston College WR Zay Flowers would be a great pick for the NY Giants
"“It sounds like Daniel Jones will be back in New York, but who will he be throwing to in 2023 and beyond? The disappointing Kenny Golladay era is over, and Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Richie James are free agents,” McShay wrote. “Wan’Dale Robinson flashed before tearing his ACL, but Flowers could really unlock another level of the offense. With explosive traits, great instincts and 4.42 speed, he caught 78 balls for 1,077 yards and 12 TDs in 2022. Flowers is only 5-9 and 182 pounds, though, and fits best in the slot — where 5-8 Robinson predominantly lined up as a rookie.”"
Flowers really turned heads at the Combine when he showed up with an extra 13 pounds of muscle. He had played the 2022 season at about 170 pounds, but thanks to some extra work in the weight room, he indeed put on plenty of size. A lot of scouts had concerns about his size, but Flowers has silenced a lot of that worry.
For a lot of Giants fans, they’re hoping that TCU wideout Quentin Johnston or USC’s Jordan Addison will be available for Schoen at No. 25 overall. Unfortunately, McShay has both of them being selected earlier in the first round.
Despite that, if Flowers is still on the board when it’s Schoen’s turn to send in his pick, then we very well could end up seeing the BC speedster join the G-Men in the near future. This offense needs all the weapons it can get to help out the offense. Flowers would surely be a young, exciting talent for the group.