NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants get Daniel Jones a No. 1 receiver

Will the GMEN finally get a No. 1 receiving threat?
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We have officially hit draft month and New York Giants fans are quite anxious about what Big Blue might do with the No. 6 overall pick. We have seen so many conflicting reports about whether the Giants may pick a quarterback in the first round, select a wide receiver, or even go the offensive line direction.

April 25 can't come soon enough, as the Giants are hoping that their selection can help them rebound after going 6-11 in 2023. With all the rumors and buzz that has followed the Giants draft plans for weeks now, we can't wait for draft night to get here. So, what do analysts think will go down?

The Giants will go the WR route in the 2024 first round

Paul Schwartz, New York Post: Washington WR Rome Odunze

If the Giants don't opt to go the quarterback direction and get a Daniel Jones replacement, it should be a no-brainer that they will go get a wide receiver instead. That's exactly what Paul Schwartz has the Giants doing, as he has the G-Men selecting star Washington Huskies wideout Rome Odunze.

The Giants have not had a No. 1 receiver since 2018 when Odell Beckham Jr. was with the Giants and with this draft class being filled with generational talents at the position, getting a playmaker like Odunze would be a huge upgrade for the Giants offense. Odunze had 92 receptions for the Huskies last season with 1,640 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He's the real deal.

Kyle Stackpole, CBS Sports: OSU WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

This would be a major get if the Giants can draft Marvin Harrison Jr out of Ohio State with their first-round selection. He is perhaps the best wide receiver coming out of this draft and Kyle Stackpole believes he will still be on the board for the Giants to take him.

The Ohio State standout put up electric numbers for the Buckeyes throughout his collegiate career and this past season was no exception, as he had 67 receptions for over 1,200 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. Harrison, a Heisman Trophy finalist, can simply change this Giants offense in a major way. If he's still there at No. 6, Joe Schoen can't think twice.

Josh Edwards, CBS Sports: LSU WR Malik Nabers

Just like Odunze and Harrison, LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers is an elite talent, which is why Josh Edwards has New York selecting him in the first round. Nabers has had an incredible collegiate career and if the Giants take him, he will elevate a Giants offense that looked totally vanilla last season. Nabers is a true stud.

In two of his three seasons playing for the Tigers, Nabers had over 1,000 yards receiving, with his best campaign coming last year. He had over 1,500 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2023. Nabers is special and if the Giants want to compete with their NFC East rivals like the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, who have had their number for years, Nabers to the Giants must happen.