4 first-round mistakes the Giants must avoid in the 2024 NFL Draft

Joe Schoen has to be careful once draft night gets here
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1. Overpaying for the No. 1 overall pick

While taking a player like Caleb Williams No. 1 overall could be huge for the future of the Giants, the Bears' asking price may be too much. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Bears are looking for a historic haul in exchange for the first pick.

Williams could very well change the trajectory of the Giants' franchise, but there's always the chance he fails. If New York were to trade up with this historic haul and Williams performs poorly, it could set them back for years to come.

New York can't afford to gamble their entire future on one player. Perhaps if the asking price was similar to what the Panthers gave up last year, Schoen would consider it. However, it simply isn't worth the risk. With how many other holes the team has, it may be a better idea to take someone like Joe Alt or Malik Nabers sixth and wait until next year to take a QB.