New NFL Mock Draft has Giants taking late-round QB you probably forgot about

A Day 3 quarterback on the way for Joe Schoen?
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We're not sure in which round, but it feels pretty safe to assume that the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen will be bringing in a new quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft. Plenty of names have been mentioned as possibilities for the G-Men.

In the first round, you've heard about Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels and J.J. McCarthy. Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix are being looked at as Day 2 targets - Spencer Rattler could be someone to watch in the third round too. However, what if Schoen waits until Day 3? In a new NFL Mock Draft, The 33rd Team has Big Blue taking Florida's State Jordan Travis in the fifth round.

Could the NY Giants take a late-round risk on Florida State's Jordan Travis?

Late during the 2023 campaign, Travis suffered a horrific lower leg injury - he ended up fracturing and dislocating his left ankle. It was a heartbreaking end to the season for him, but he has been working around the clock in his rehab ever since and the hope is he'll be fully cleared by the time camp arrives.

His draft stock has of course been impacted due to his serious injury, but it's great to see the kid is back on the field and has a smile on his face getting ready for one of the biggest weekends of his life. It's unknown where he'll fall in the draft, but might NY have some interest?

If Schoen does trade up to bring in a new signal-caller, then he obviously won't use a late-round pick on a different QB. However, what if Schoen goes with a WR1 at No. 6 overall and then focuses on other needs outside of QB with the rest of his picks in the first three rounds?

This could open the door for him to look at the fourth or fifth round as a spot to bring in some depth for the quarterbacks room, one that already features Daniel Jones, Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito. Travis could continue to keep rehabbing/get his mind right while watching Jones start the season. We're not saying Travis would end up being a future starter for this team, but he'd make sense for the G-Men and other teams in the fifth round as a developmental piece.