New NFL Mock Draft has the Giants landing their QB1 without having to trade up

Joe Schoen will be thanking his lucky stars if this happens
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This would truly be incredible news for the NY Giants and general manager Joe Schoen. We've all been assuming for the past few months or so that No. 6 overall won't be a prime spot for the Giants to bring in a new quarterback.

A lot of fans want a Daniel Jones replacement, but NY surely would have to move up in the draft order to make that happen, right? Maybe not. In The 33rd Team's latest NFL mock draft, they not only have the G-Men and Schoen staying put at No. 6, but they have UNC's Drake Maye falling to that spot too.

Could Drake Maye end up falling to the New York Giants at No. 6 overall?

"Could the New York Giants really walk out of the draft with this good of a talent without moving up? It seems that way as the Cardinals and Chargers beg for teams to trade above them. Drake Maye is an impressive athlete who can deliver haymakers downfield. He's also excellent in the short game, effectively understanding defenders' pre- and post-snap leverage. He plays a lot like Patrick Mahomes did in 2023 but doesn't have the same elite-level arm strength."

Ian Valentino

It's actually not that crazy to think this could happen. In this new mock, Ian Valentino has Caleb Williams going to Chicago, Jayden Daniels to Washington and J.J. McCarthy to Minnesota as the first three picks. Then at No. 4, Arizona will rock with Marvin Harrison Jr., giving Kyler Murray a superstar wideout.

Since the Los Angeles Chargers have Justin Herbert, there's no need for them to grab a QB with their first-round pick - that's why Joe Alt will be LA-bound at No. 5. That leaves Maye on the board when it's Schoen's turn to send his selection in.

Both Daniels and McCarthy have seen their stock skyrocket this offseason. Maye was the QB2 for the class for a long time, but that doesn't feel like it's the case anymore. It's not a knock on his game, but Daniels and McCarthy have simply turned far more heads in recent weeks.

The Giants could either go with Maye, or bring in Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze to be the WR1 Daniel Jones has been needing since he himself was taken with the No. 6 overall pick. Adding a speedster for the offense would be ideal, but if Maye is there for the taking, could Schoen and Brian Daboll really pass on him? We don't think so.