5 first-round prospects for Giants fans to watch at the NFL Combine

The Giants will keep an eye on these players' performances at the NFL Combine
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1. Michael Penix Jr.

While many are weary of Michael Penix Jr. entering his rookie season at 24 years old, there is no doubt that he looked the part of a starting NFL quarterback in his time at Washington. While the Giants won't target Penix with the No. 6 overall pick, there has been much speculation about Joe Schoen trading back into Round 1 and grabbing a QB. Could you see the Giants trading up for Penix?

Schoen has not shied away from the fact that the Giants will address the QB position this offseason. Although that may be through the draft or free agency, it seems logical to trade back into the later part of Round 1 and grab Penix.

In 2023, Penix dominated the College Football Playoff scene. Leading Washington to an undefeated season, Penix threw for 4,903 yards, 36 touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions. Despite his old age and injury-riddled history, it is a low-risk, high-reward decision to grab Penix late in the first round.

During his time at UW, Penix made a living by getting the ball in playmakers' hands and letting them shine. Penix had a receiving corps featuring Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk, both early-round prospects in this year's draft. While not afraid to air it out, Penix is a good decision maker and can be a great addition to give Daniel Jones a tad of competition. Keep an eye on Penix as he looks to cement his ground as a first-round pick at the Combine.