NFL Draft Order if season ended today: Giants stay in same spot after loss to Rams

Will Joe Schoen focus on a QB if he picks in the Top 5?

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Washington
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We are only one game away from the season ending for the NY Giants. Yes, the Eagles are on the schedule for Sunday, but plenty of fans have checked out and they're already shifted their focus to the 2024 NFL Draft.

Will general manager Joe Schoen go offense or defense with his upcoming first-rounder? Regardless of which position Schoen decides to attack, he's going to have a pretty high pick to work with. As things stand, the G-Men hold the No. 5 overall selection for next April's first round, but they could still move up depending on how things go this weekend.

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There's still a chance the Giants could move up to the No. 2 overall pick, but let's imagine they stand pat at No. 5. There will be a ton of great options for Schoen to go with, including at quarterback. In the past 24 hours, one of the biggest names surrounding Big Blue has been Michael Penix Jr.

The star Washington Huskies signal-caller was downright electric in the Sugar Bowl win over the Texas Longhorns, throwing for 430 yards and two touchdowns. After that performance, it feels like he was robbed of the Heisman Trophy.

Speaking of the Heisman Trophy, winner Jayden Daniels of LSU has also been linked with the Giants on numerous occasions. As has Drake Maye, Caleb Williams and JJ McCarthy. McCarthy and Michigan will be taking on UW in the National Championship Game on Monday night.

As soon as the 2023 campaign comes to a close, Schoen and the front office will get ready for both free agency and the NFL Draft. Schoen very well could end up trying to find a replacement for Daniel Jones as the long-term QB of the future for this team. With the Giants expected to draft in the Top 5, a new signal-caller indeed could be on the way to East Rutherford in the spring.