There are a lot of NY Giants fans who are furious Big Blue was able to come away with a 10-7 win over the Patriots. Tank season has been ruined? Hey, we're sorry you feel that way, but Brian Daboll isn't going to just sit down and have his players try and lose a game so next April looks a bit better.
With that said, even if Caleb Williams or Drake Maye doesn't join Big Blue, could a different quarterback make his way to East Rutherford to steal the QB1 job away from Daniel Jones? In their new 2024 NFL Mock Draft, The 33rd Team has Joe Schoen going with Jayden Daniels at No. 6 overall.
Could the NY Giants surprise fans and take Jayden Daniels in the first round next spring?
For a while now, a lot of Giants fans have had their eyes on Williams and Maye, but there's no question that Daniels has looked electric for LSU too. Despite the Tigers not pushing for an SEC title, Daniels has been so fun to watch.
This included the win last weekend over Texas A&M. In the regular season finale, Daniels tossed for 235 yards and four touchdowns. On the season, the potential first-round pick threw for 3,812 yards, 40 touchdowns and only four interceptions. There's a reason he's in the Heisman hunt.
On Monday morning, Schoen was asked if the Giants will select a quarterback in next spring's draft. Schoen was straight to the point in his response, saying the G-Men will rock with the best player available when they're on the clock.
After the win over New England, Big Blue is projected to have the No. 6 overall pick. If Daniels is still on the board, would Schoen pass on him to focus on a different position, perhaps offensive line? It's hard to say, but Daniels has a ton of potential and he could end up being the guy Schoen falls in love with during the draft process. Schoen is still ready to back Jones, but Daniels will surely be a guy to keep in mind once the draft rolls around.