5 first-round targets for the NY Giants not named Caleb Williams or Drake Maye

Could the Giants prioritize different positions outside of QB next spring?

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3. QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

He may not be my favorite prospect, but if Williams and Maye are gone by the time the Giants pick, and they're dead set on selecting a quarterback, Jayden Daniels may be the best guy on the board at his position. New York has consistently struggled to produce explosive plays over the last couple of years and Daniels would be a great solution.

In 11 games this season, Daniels has completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 3,576 yards, 36 touchdowns, and four interceptions. In addition to this, Daniels is also incredibly dynamic on the ground, running the ball 124 times for 1,014 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. This two-way level of play at quarterback would fit very well with Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka.

Daniels does a lot of things that current Giants QB Daniel Jones cannot. For example, he's incredibly fluid in the pocket and exhibits great awareness of his surroundings. Alongside this, he has a massive arm despite having some clunky mechanics with his lower body that hamper this ability. This makes it pretty scary to think about what his arm could be if he solves this issue.

In terms of mechanics, this is where Daniels' biggest flaws are at. He doesn't engage his lower body nearly as much as he should, and he has a pretty inconsistent throwing motion which limits his accuracy. However, with the right coach, these issues can be fixed in due time. We've already seen Daboll and Kafka make guys like Tommy DeVito and Davis Webb look like NFL-caliber quarterbacks, so we can only imagine what they could do with Daniels.