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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3. NY leaves the draft without a Xavier McKinney replacement

When Xavier McKinney signed his four-year, $68 million deal with the Packers this offseason, it came as a surprise to many fans. McKinney had been the backbone of the G-Men defense for years and he now leaves a big hole at the safety position.

As the NFL continues to modernize, the safety spot is beginning to be less valued. Rather than spend big bucks on McKinney, Schoen opted to pay Brian Burns, and tackle the safety position in the draft. While it feels like there is no world where the Giants don't draft a safety in this NFL Draft, leaving without one would certainly be a worst-case scenario.

By grabbing a safety in the draft, the Giants won't have to worry about a huge financial burden at what is becoming a less important position. Having the ability to nurture and develop a rookie under a new defensive scheme under Shane Bowen makes all the sense in the world. Let's hope Schoen gets his hands on a great prospect, and we can see an immediate impact from the rookie in 2024. Maybe Jaden Hicks out of Washington State in the second round?