No one can wait for late April to get here. After going 6-11, there are going to be loads of changes for the NY Giants this offseason and the 2024 NFL Draft will be KEY for general manager Joe Schoen. With him holding the No. 6 overall pick, there will be plenty of different directions he can go with his top selection.
While some fans want to see a Daniel Jones replacement taken, Schoen's top targets may be off the board by the time he's on the clock. However, no one can deny this team needs a standout wide receiver to open up the field for this offense. If you ask ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., he thinks Washington WR Rome Odunze, a 6-3, 215-pounder, would be a perfect fit for the G-Men:
Mel Kiper likes Washington WR Rome Odunze for the Giants at No. 6 overall
While speaking with colleague Field Yates, Kiper said he expects both Mailk Nabers and Odunze to be available for Big Blue. Kiper went on to say that Schoen could go either way here, but because of his size and pass-catching abilities, the veteran NFL Draft analyst likes the Washington standout making his way to East Rutherford (Kiper breaks things down at 29:15 in the video above).
"Why is he special? Because of the consistency week in and week out with Michael Penix Jr. getting him the football. Had he gotten him the ball more in that National Championship Game, maybe they would have won that game. Rome Odunze, 6-3, he added size to that frame this year. Tremendous catch radius, great hands, great natural pass-catcher."- Mel Kiper Jr.
Odunze is coming off a spectacular season for the Huskies with Michael Penix Jr. Not only did UW win the Pac-12 title, but they were a perfect 14-0 before falling to Michigan in the natty. On the year, the future first-round pick posted 92 receptions for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Yeah, those are electric numbers and he's oozing with potential at the next level. Schoen could end up shocking everyone and moving up to No. 1 overall to grab a new QB1 for the future, but if he decides he wants to give Jones more time running the offense, then bringing in someone like Odunze or Nabers would be a wise choice.