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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NY Giants fifth-round pick: North Carolina WR Tez Walker

New York needs more than one new face in the wide receiver room. Quarterbacks love excellent offensive lines, but their best friends are big-time playmakers. Maye's best friend at North Carolina this season is Tez Walker. 

To make the young quarterback comfortable, let's draft his friend. We have seen elite college connections like Jalen Hurts to Devonta Smith, Joe Burrow to Ja'Marr Chase, and Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle work at the pro level, so Schoen could opt to replicate that formula.

Walker has only played in six games this season but has 35 catches for 600 yards (17.1 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. Walker had seven catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns in North Carolina's big-time win over rival Duke on Saturday night.

NY Giants sixth-round pick: UCLA DE Gabriel Murphy 

Outside of Kayvon Thibodeaux, the Giants have no pass rusher they can count on. Azeez Ojulari is an excellent player, but given his injuries, Big Blue can not pencil him in as any every-game starter.

They will look to add to that room in free agency and the draft. Gabriel Murphy would be a quality rotational pass rusher. Almost through his fifth college season, the first three at North Texas and the last two at UCLA, Murphy, whose twin brother Grayson will also be drafted in April, has recorded 150 pressures, 100 hurries, 29 hits, and 21 sacks.

Nine of those 21 sacks have happened at UCLA in the last two seasons. Murphy lives in the opponent's backfield and is ranked by PFF as the fourth-best pass rusher in the nation this season.