Former NFL GM has the Giants passing on the draft’s WR1 in the first round

Fans would be up in arms if the Giants passed on Marvin Harrison Jr. at No. 6

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As April 25 approaches, the New York Giants are getting closer to the big decision they face with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft. With several players' stock drastically rising and falling by the day, the Giants have a plethora of options for this pick.

Former NFL general manager Mike Tannenbaum released his latest mock draft this week, and Giants' fans couldn't believe how things shook out. And not for the reasons you might think. In this mock draft, Tannenbaum has the G-Men selecting stud WR Malik Nabers from LSU. In recent weeks, Giants fans have fallen in love with Nabers. His recent 4.35 40-yard dash and 42-inch vertical at his Pro Day only added fuel to the fire.

For months, however, Marvin Harrison Jr. has been the consensus top WR in the draft, and has been mocked to the Arizona Cardinals as the first non-QB off the board. However, with the way the first round might shape out, there's a chance Harrison will be available for NY at No. 6. Still, Tannenbaum thinks Joe Schoen will pass on him. Really?

Mike Tannenbaum thinks the Giants will go with Malik Nabers over Marvin Harrison Jr.

For Tannenbaum, having the Giants take Nabers at No. 6 seems reasonable. After all, reports have shown that he and the Giants have a mutual interest. With that said, Tannenbaum's selection of Nabers with Harrison still on the board raised lots of eyebrows. It's tough to imagine that Harrison will fall past No. 4 to begin with, but the idea of the Giants passing on him is even crazier.

In the mock draft, Harrison ended up falling to the Chicago Bears at No. 9 overall, pairing him with Caleb Williams, the clear-cut No. 1 pick this year. This duo could be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses for years to come.

As the draft gears up in the coming weeks, there is projected to be lots of action amongst the first six picks. With players like J.J McCarthy skyrocketing while Harrison falls, the Giants are uniquely positioned at No. 6.

At this point, all that's important is the Giants nailing their pick, regardless of the position group they choose to invest in. Let's hope Schoen can grab a superstar to help the Giants get back to the playoffs in 2024.