6. SMU WR Rashee Rice
Rashee Rice may not have the hype of some other top wide receiver prospects from this year’s draft class, but he certainly has the potential to be a great player in the NFL. At the very least, Rice tracks out to be an impact player early on due to his size and intangibles.
In 12 games last season, Rice caught 96 passes for 1,344 yards and 10 touchdowns, using his incredible size and body control to dominate whoever he went up against. Rice may not produce incredible highlight plays, but his consistency is what could make him so valuable to a team like the Giants.
Rice’s 6-1, 204-pound frame can have a ton of use in both deep, and intermediate routes. However, he must become more physical and consistent with his route running if he wants to reach his star potential. Regardless, though, Rice has a high enough floor to where he will be a contributor, especially to a team like the Giants. This is the kind of receiver Schoen would love if they opt to not draft a receiver in the first couple of rounds.
The Giants don’t really have a big-body receiver currently on the roster outside of Isaiah Hodgins, so if they can bring in a player with Rice’s size and length, him and Hodgins could make for a deadly duo on the outside, while still having Wan’Dale Robinson in the slot.