NFL insider's take on the Malik Nabers-Giants pick will fire up fans

An explosive playmaker will be suiting up for the G-Men
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses with NFL commissioner
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses with NFL commissioner / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, we know that you're still thrilled with the NY Giants taking Malik Nabers with the No. 6 overall pick. Some of you may be down in the dumps with the fact that Joe Schoen struck out in trying to land Drake Maye in the Top 3, but come on, you know Nabers is a beast.

Everything about this kid has a 1,000-yard receiver written all over him. Could he end up saving the career of Daniel Jones in East Rutherford? Okay, we're not going to get ahead of ourselves, but there's no question the first-round pick is going to have a massive impact on the offense. Leave it to ESPN's Field Yates to add to your Nabers excitement ahead of the 2024 campaign:

Malik Nabers is going to be a superstar for the NY Giants

The most explosive player for his draft class, you say? Yup, we love to see this from Yates, as he's confident the Giants have landed a wideout who's going to make big-time plays in 2024 and beyond. That's something head man Brian Daboll is hoping for too.

Last season, we saw just how much the Giants have been missing a WR1. Matter of fact, that's been the case for a while now. Each attempt to try and replace the production of Odell Beckham Jr. as a WR1 has failed miserably.

Dave Gettleman broke the bank to sign Kenny Golladay to a primetime deal, but that could not have gone worse. Golladay was the definition of a bust and he's out of the NFL right now - who knows if he'll ever join a different team.

Then, a first-round pick was used on Kadarius Toney. We don't have to tell you that was a brutal decision, as Toney has spent more time fighting with Giants fans on social media than making plays on the gridiron. That won't be the case with Nabers.

The new Big Blue WR is coming off a special year with the LSU Tigers and he's saying all the right things about helping out this team. In 2023, Nabers posted 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns catching the ball from Commanders' No. 2 overall pick Jayden Daniels.

We're not saying Nabers is going to top that production in Year 1 with the G-Men, but he's going to be tasked to be a difference-maker as soon as Week 1 gets here and the potential is surely there for at least 1,000 yards. Should that happen, it won't be a surprise to many, including Yates.