New Giants Mock Draft has Joe Schoen ignoring QB and OL in the first round

Could the G-Men use their first-round pick on a star receiver?

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If you were to poll NY Giants fans about what general manager Joe Schoen should do with his 2024 first-round pick, countless people would say he should rock with a quarterback or offensive lineman. A replacement for Daniel Jones? That seems to be at the top of the list.

However, there's a chance Schoen decides to keep rocking with Danny Dimes as QB1 next season and focuses elsewhere for what should be a Top 10 pick. In a new Mock Draft from The Athletic, Dane Brugler has the G-Men using the No. 6 overall pick on standout receiver Malik Nabers.

Another NFL Mock Draft has the Giants using their first-rounder on Malik Nabers

"Over the past month, I think Nabers separated himself for several teams as WR2 in this draft. The only FBS pass catcher with 1,500-plus receiving yards in 2023, he also leads the country with 34 receptions of 20-plus yards. The only other college receiver with that many explosive catches over the last five years? Another LSU receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, who had 34 in 2019. The Giants obviously still have high hopes for Jalin Hyatt and Wan’Dale Robinson, but adding Nabers gives the offense a legitimate No. 1 threat."

Dane Brugler

It's hard to argue with what Brugler had to say here. The Giants have some exciting young pieces in Jaylin Hyatt, who just posted the best game of his career and took home Rookie of the Week honors, plus Wan'Dale Robinson. However, there's no true WR1 on the roster.

Darren Waller was expected to be the top pass-catching option for the Giants in '23, but his hamstring continues to give him problems and his trip to Injured Reserve was deflating. NY still needs playmakers to help Jones moving forward.

Enter Nabers? If it weren't for Marvin Harrison Jr., we'd be talking about the LSU stud as being the top WR prospect for his class. Don't let this take away from the fact that Nabers is a certified baller and he'd make the Giants offense quite exciting to watch if he heads to East Rutherford. Schoen has plenty of needs for the draft next April, but Nabers would be a tremendous addition, no doubt.