ESPN 2025 Mock Draft has the Giants pulling off a blockbuster move for new QB

How would Giants fans feel about this?
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It didn't happen this year, so perhaps things will be different in 2025? That's what a lot of NY Giants fans are hoping for, as the G-Men weren't able to trade up to land Drake Maye in late April. However, with the future of Daniel Jones unclear, a new QB could be the priority next spring.

That's what ESPN has in mind. In a new 2025 NFL Mock Draft from analyst Jordan Reid, the Giants shockingly trade up to land the No. 1 overall pick from the Carolina Panthers, assuming the NFC South side is there at the top again for the second straight year. And with that pick, Joe Schoen goes after Georgia signal-caller Carson Beck.

ESPN thinks the NY Giants will trade up for the No. 1 overall pick in 2025

"The Giants showed some faith in Daniel Jones recapturing his 2022 form off his torn ACL this season by passing on the quarterbacks still on the board at No. 6 last week (although they reportedly tried to trade up for one of the top three passers). But things could change by this time next year, especially since there will be no more guaranteed money on Jones' contract. Beck is one of the most talented QBs in the country, as he finished the 2023 season with a 72.4% completion rate (fourth best in FBS) and an 86 QBR (fifth). He was actually QB4 on my Hot Board at the end of last season and trending toward top-50 pick status before announcing that he'd return for his senior season."

ESPN's Jordan Reid

Reid thinks the Giants will own the No. 4 pick next draft, so obviously swapping first-rounders would be part of the package. After that, a first-rounder in 2026, and more, would have to be included. Is this something Schoen would be interested in?

It really depends on how things go next season. Jones is the presumed starter in '24, but the buzz has grown following the draft that Drew Lock could win the QB1 battle this summer. Lock signed with the Giants in free agency on a one-year deal worth $5 million.

Behind Jones and Lock is fan-favorite Tommy DeVito, who was surely happy to see that the Giants didn't bring in a new QB during the draft. Lock, for now, is expected to be QB2, while DeVito will hang on to the QB3 spot. However, who knows what might happen during camp - Lock could win the starting job.

Lock nor DeVito is the long-term answer under center for this team. It's not looking like Jones is either, despite him signing a four-year, $160 million extension last offseason. Because of that, drafting an elite QB will be something Schoen might have to do in '25. If you ask Reid, Beck may end up being the guy for the NFC East side.