Let's go, it's NFL Draft day. The 2023 edition begins tonight in Kansas City. For the first time since 2017 when the Giants selected tight end Evan Engram, Big Blue's first-round pick will be going down in the 20s.
The Giants have picked in the Gop 10 in four of the last five drafts. It will be very refreshing to see Commissioner Roger Goodell announce the Giants pick at No. 25, regardless of who the selection is. Joe Schoen could opt to take a WR, CB, or IOL in round one, as the Giants have a need at all three positions. With that said, here are the three best-case scenarios for the Giants in the first round.
3. Zay Flowers falling to No. 25
A downfield weapon for Daniel Jones? An absolute necessity. Flowers ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine and is a big play waiting to happen.
In 2022, Flowers ranked inside the top 30 in deep catches and deep yards among all FBS wideouts, according to PFF. Flowers racked up those impressive numbers despite playing on a 3-9 Boston College squad that averaged just 17.8 points per game, and dealt with a rotating cast of quarterbacks.
Flowers also has immense versatility. In 2022, the BC wideout played 1,285 snaps, 816 outside, and 466 in the slot. Flowers might seem rather small to play on the outside, but his elite speed and large catch radius will allow him to be successful wherever he is lined up. Flowers also seems to like Daboll, and even he called him funny during an interview:
Flowers will likely not be avaliable when the Giants come on the clock at No. 25. If he is, you better bet Joe Schoen will turn that card in as fast as possible. Giants fans would love to see the BC product pack his bags for the Big Apple.