The importance of the 2024 NFL Draft for NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen can't be overstated. The pressure is on, as the G-Men have to be on the money this offseason both in the draft and during free agency. So, who will be on the way with the No. 6 overall pick?
A lot of Big Blue fans are hoping a new quarterback to replace Daniel Jones comes in, and it can't be ruled out that Schoen will trade up for the No. 1 overall pick with the Bears. Or, how about Jayden Daniels at No. 6?
In a new NFL Mock Draft, ESPN thinks the Giants will miss out on their top targets and they'll end up with Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze, who just played a massive role in helping UW get to the National Championship Game. How would Giants Nation feel about this?
ESPN thinks the Giants will take WR Rome Odunze with the No. 6 overall pick
"This is a nightmare scenario for the Giants, with all three of the top quarterbacks and both of the top two receivers off the board. Offensive tackle could be an option here, but I don't think GM Joe Schoen is ready to throw in the towel on Evan Neal at right tackle just yet, even though the early returns haven't been promising. Plus, the top two tackles in this class have played only on the left side, where Andrew Thomas lines up for New York."- ESPN's Jordan Reid on NY picking Odunze
In Jordan Reid's article, he has the Bears taking Caleb Williams at No. 1. Williams is then followed by Drake Maye (Commanders), Jayden Daniels (Patriots), Marvin Harrison Jr. (Cardinals) and Malik Nabers (Chargers). Three QBs gone right off the bat wouldn't be a surprise.
If that happens, though, then it would wipe away any chance of the G-Men drafting a replacement forJones. People were in love with Michael Penix Jr. last week, but his performance against Michigan on Monday night with the title on the line surely lowered his draft stock.
Odunze is no doubt a superstar prospect, but it feels like a bit of a stretch for him to go at No. 6. With that said, if things go down the way Reid is projecting, then Schoen will be in a pretty tough spot once he's on the clock. As good as Odunze is, we wouldn't want to hear his name called that early for the Giants.