5 best No. 6 overall picks in NFL Draft history

Let's hope the Giants can add to this list in 2024
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Unfortunately, the NY Giants find themselves in familiar territory as the NFL Draft approaches. Big Blue has the No. 6 pick for the second time in five years. The last time the Giants found themselves in this slot, Daniel Jones was selected. To sum the Jones era up in one word, it would be this: inconsistent. Jones, himself, showed flashes of greatness, including leading the Giants to a road playoff win in 2022.

However, he also showed flashes of looking like he had never played football before, whether it be the fumbles, the interceptions or getting tackled by air in Philadelphia. The 2019 No. 6 pick didn't turn out great for the Giants, but it's now 2024 and hopefully Joe Schoen and Co. can add to the list of greats this draft selection has seen before.

5. QB Y.A. Tittle

It's only right to start this off with a guy who is in the Giants Ring of Honor. Y.A. Tittle may have only played four years with the Giants, but some of his most illustrious accolades came in a Giants jersey. Yup, 1963 was the dream season for Tittle.

He won the MVP, was named a First Team All Pro, and went to the Pro Bowl. Also during that season, he led the NFL in touchdowns and completion percentage. He would make six other Pro Bowls, two more First-Team All Pro squads and he led the league in touchdowns two more times. Simply put, Tittle was one of the best quarterbacks of his time.

A big reason he isn't higher on this list is the fact he has 10 more interceptions than he has touchdowns. His overall completion percentage won't really impress anyone at 55.5 percent. But hey, a Hall of Famer is a Hall of Famer and you can't take that away from Tittle. He has his flaws, sure, but Tittle is the reason you will never see any Giant wear No. 14 again, and a Giants legend will make a list like this every time.