NY Giants 7-round mock draft: Big Blue gets their QB but it's not Caleb Williams

Will Drake Maye suit up for the Giants next season?
Oct 28, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) runs the
Oct 28, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) runs the / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Football Giants were embarrassed by their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, 49-17 on Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. Sunday's loss dropped the Giants to 2-8. If New York's season wasn't over before Week 10, it is now.

The rest of the 2023 season is about developing the Giants' young core, and it should also be about losing. Yes, you read that right; the primary goal for New York for the rest of the season should be to lose football games. Tank season is officially here.

If the Giants get a Top 3 pick, they are guaranteed one of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, or Marvin Harrison Jr. So, who will the G-Men land? As of this writing, NY is projected to have the No. 2 overall pick. We have that selection and more in our latest mock draft:

NY Giants first-round pick: North Carolina QB Drake Maye

With the second pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the New York Football Giants select Maye. If this scenario occurs in April, fans of Big Blue will be ecstatic.

Maye, a North Carolina native, is the complete package. He has a cannon for an arm, absurd athleticism, the ability to beat defenses with his right arm and legs, and he's a clutch player. Through 2.5 seasons as a college starter, Maye has completed 580 of his 878 pass attempts for 7,555 yards and 60 touchdowns to just 13 interceptions.

The Tar Heel quarterback has posted a 157.9 passer rating despite being sacked 65 times in college. It's sad to say, but learning how to succeed as a quarterback despite being constantly pressured is critical to surviving as the Giants QB, and Maye has that experience.

Maye truly makes plays that coaches cannot teach. All of those plays happened in Saturday's win over Duke. The two-point conversion in double-overtime, the play at the end of that montage, is truly insane. The quarterback ran straight at two defenders and, in mid-air, threw a no-look pass to the back of the endzone.

One underrated aspect of Maye's game is his how clutch he is. North Carolina's defense is not very good, and they are always in close games, but Maye delivers almost every time for his squad in the fourth quarter. The 6-4, 230-pounder gives off shades of Justin Herbert but with wheels. That is a franchise quarterback. 

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