Way too early 2024 Mock Draft: 4 possible first-round picks for the Giants
By Reese Nasser
1. Ohio State wide receiver Emeka Egbuka
The Giants have made significant moves to improve the wide receiver room through both the draft and free agency. With the recent addition of Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt, the team has added a potential game-changer to the passing game. Now heading into the 2023 campaign, they have surrounded Daniel Jones with the most weapons of his NFL career. But when looking at the current makeup of the wide receiver room, it is hard to know if the team has a legitimate WR1. Ohio State's Emeka Egbuka could address this need.
This past season, much of the attention in the Ohio State passing game went to Marvin Harrison Jr. Often times he looked to be the best wide receiver in the nation and his performance overshadowed that of Egbuka. Yet even while sharing the ball, Egbuka put together an elite sophomore season.
Over 13 games, Egbuka hauled in 74 receptions for 1,151 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. On the ground, he added 87 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He's a playmaker and a guy who should already be on teams' radars.
Throughout the 2022 campaign, Egbuka delivered several elite outings. This included six games with at least 100 receiving yards and four receptions. In addition, he reached the endzone in 10 games. Placing Egbuka alongside Wan'Dale Robinson and Hyatt would give the Giants a reliable core of young wide receivers. With a group that versatile, this offense could open the playbook even more.
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