Free agency is going to be electric for the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen, but countless eyes are already on the 2024 NFL Draft. The G-Men hold the No. 6 overall pick for opening night, but they're also going to be quite busy on Day 2 and beyond.
In the second round, the Giants hold two picks, including the one they received from the Seattle Seahawks via the Leonard Williams trade. This week, The Athletic's Dane Brugler dropped a two-round NFL Mock Draft and there are some head-turning options for the G-Men. To get things started, he has Washington's Rome Odunze going to NY in the first round, which makes a ton of sense:
"With his size/speed profile and ability to play through contact, Odunze is a quarterback-friendly target with the tools to be a legitimate No. 1 option. The Giants haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2018, but Odunze might change that as a rookie."- Dane Brugler
Rome Odunze drafted by the Giants at No. 6 overall could end up happening
Odunze is considered one of the best receivers for this draft class and it's easy to see why. He played a huge role in Washington making it to the National Championship Game. On the season, he posted 92 receptions for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns. We'll have to wait and see if he hears his name called at No. 6 or not.
As for the second round, Brugler has another Washington standout arriving to the G-Men at No. 39: pass-rusher Bralen Trice. With the injury problems for Azeez Ojulari, the Giants no question need some help for Kayvon Thibodeaux up front. Trice could end up being the guy.
"The Giants finished bottom five in several pass-rushing metrics, including sacks. Although he isn’t expected to test off the charts, Trice is an easy player to like because of his skilled, powerful hands and athletic urgency to quickly deconstruct blocks."- Dane Brugler
At No. 47, the Giants will once again be on the clock thanks to Seattle. Here, Brugler likes the idea of the Giants potentially going after a safety replacement for Xavier McKinney, who is a free agent this offseason and could be too expensive for Schoen to bring back. Enter Georgia's Javon Bullard?
"With Xavier McKinney set to hit free agency, the Giants could be in the market for safety help. Bullard might not be a top tester, but he plays with range and made his presence known in the run game on every tape I studied."- Dane Brugler
Bringing in a receiver, pass-rusher AND safety in the first two rounds would be great business for Schoen and the Giants front office. We're loving where Brugler's head is at with these first three picks. Come late April, we'll see if he's on the money or not.