Former Giants TE urges NY to bring in a WR1 for Daniel Jones instead of drafting a QB

What will Joe Schoen do come late April?

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Just about everyone is assuming NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen is ready to throw in the towel on Daniel Jones as his long-term QB1 and draft a replacement in late April. Should that happen, his $160 million extension will go down as Schoen's worst decision in East Rutherford.

However, there are still some people who believe in Danny Dimes and they're hoping Schoen and the front office back him up with some playmakers in the draft. The list includes former Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph, who passionately backed Jones on a recent appearance with Kay Adams:

Kyle Rudolph is hoping the Giants and Joe Schoen don't give up on Daniel Jones

"He has the ability to be a Josh Allen-type quarterback. He has the athletic ability to run the ball, he can make every throw. He doesn't have that quite of a strong arm (to Allen's), but he has an adequately strong arm to make every throw. Can we get the guy a No. 1 wide receiver please? Let's quit messing around."

Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph arrived in East Rutherford in 2022 after spending 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings. The former Pro Bowler said he loved working with Jones. During his lone season with the G-Men, Rudolph posted 26 receptions for 257 yards and one touchdown.

He was able to see how hard Jones worked each week and now he wants the Giants to do everything possible to help him succeed. This would of course include drafting a star wideout with the No. 6 overall pick. The Giants, if they pass on trading up for a signal-caller, will have some outstanding options available when they're on the clock.

The expectation is that Rome Odunze and Malik Nabers will be available, while there's also a chance Marvin Harrison Jr. could be on the board too if the first four picks are QBs and the Chargers go with either tackle Joe Alt or tight end Brock Bowers.

In the worst-case scenario, Harrison goes at No. 5 to L.A. and either Odunze or Nabers will be there for the taking. Either way, a bonafide stud would be added to the receivers room, which would greatly benefit Jones for 2024 and beyond if he convinces Schoen and Daboll he's their guy for the future. It feels like the odds of the Giants replacing Jones have gone up in recent weeks, but Rudolph doesn't want to see that happen. Instead, he's optimistic a speedster on the outside will be brought in come April 25.