NFL Mock Draft 2025: College analyst has the Giants replacing Daniel Jones in Round 1

Fans wanted it in 2024, but will it happen next April?
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One of the biggest takeaways from the 2024 NFL Draft was that the NY Giants tried their hardest to find a long-term replacement for Daniel Jones, but Joe Schoen wasn't able to get it done. On draft night, the Drake Maye dream died on the table.

However, believe it or not, some people are already focused on next April, despite things just wrapping up for the 2024 edition. In his way-too-early mock draft for 247sports, college analyst Blake Brockermeyer has the G-Men once again owning the No. 6 overall pick, but this time they won't draft a stud wideout like Malik Nabers. Instead, he likes Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders for NY.

Could the NY Giants target Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders for the 2025 NFL Draft?

"The New York Giants are ready to move on from Daniel Jones and thought about doing it Thursday night before selecting LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers. Let's get them a quarterback — one who'd be an absolute superstar in the Big Apple. In my opinion, Shedeur Sanders is the best quarterback in college football entering the 2024 season. Sanders has an excellent arm to make all the throws necessary and is an extremely accurate passer both in the pocket and on the move. "

247sports' Blake Brockermeyer

Bockermeyer has Sanders, the son of legendary NFL cornerback and Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, being taken as the top QB for the '25 class. At No. 7 overall, he has the New Orleans Saints addressing their QB needs too with Alabama's Jalen Monroe.

For the Giants, there was so much buzz that they'd bring in a new stud signal-caller during the '24 draft, but Schoen's efforts weren't enough to get something done. Despite that, the QBs room will feature Jones, Drew Lock and Tommy DeVito this season.

Come next offseason, however, the assumption is the Giants will look to prioritize bringing in a new QB, especially if Jones struggles this upcoming fall. The hope was that Jones would live up to his $160 million contract last campaign, but the opposite proved to be the case.

Because of that, it feels like his days as QB1 could come to an end sooner rather than later. If that's the case, the younger Sanders will surely be a player to monitor during draft season around this time next year.