5 worst-case NY Giants scenarios for the 2024 NFL Draft

The NY Giants need to avoid these outcomes in the upcoming NFL Draft
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As the 2024 NFL Draft quickly approaches, it is obvious that the NY Giants have several big holes to fill on the roster. With so many rumors and predictions flying around from the NFL media, it still seems like the Giants could go several different directions with all of their draft picks.

With all of that said, Joe Schoen must be strategic and aggressive in creating a well-rounded 2024 draft class. While it's always good to look at things with the glass half full, let's examine some of the worst-case scenarios that Schoen should avoid at all costs heading into the draft:

5. Giants select Joe Alt with the No. 6 overall pick

At first glance, Joe Alt makes a lot of sense at No. 6 overall for the Giants. A tremendous offensive tackle prospect out of Notre Dame, Alt fills a hole at tackle and can join Andrew Thomas in securing the edges for years to come.

However, taking Alt at No. 6 would be a bit of a reach this year, considering the level of high-end talent at the top of this class. With premium positions like quarterback and wide receiver being top-heavy, it's tough to find game-changers at those positions in the later rounds of the draft.

If the Giants take Alt, they will let players like Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze, or J.J. McCarthy slip by. If Schoen feels that Alt is the best value, he'd be wise to consider moving back and grabbing Alt or another OT prospect in the mid-to-late first round. 

Several teams are dying to move up and grab a franchise quarterback or wide receiver. With this, the Giants need to maximize the value of their first-round pick, even if that means they need to trade down and grab some extra draft capital moving forward.