NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants get offensive weapon at No. 6 overall

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The NFL Draft can't come soon enough, as the NY Giants are slated to pick No. 6 overall this April. At this point, it is a total mystery of what Big Blue might do with this draft filled with not just talented wide receivers, but with talented quarterbacks as well.

After reports came out that the Giants could draft a quarterback if the right situation presents itself, it's got many Giants fans and football critics anxious to see what the Giants might do. And despite quarterback Daniel Jones' long-term contract extension, this latest mock draft roundup again has the Giants going for Jones' replacement:

The Giants will focus on offense in the first round of the NFL Draft

AJ Schulte, Pro Football Network: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan

J.J. McCarthy has been one of those under-the-radar prospects who is starting to get more buzz. AJ Schulte has the Giants taking McCarthy at No. 6 overall - he led the Michigan Wolverines to a National Championship win over Washington not long ago.

McCarthy's stats in 2023 certainly won't blow you away, but he was good enough for Michigan to be crowned as National Champions. He passed for 2,991 yards with 22 touchdown passes to just four interceptions. He had similar stats the year before in 2022 passing for 2,719 yards and 22 TDs to five picks. Even if he just sits behind Jones for a year and is not a starter on Day 1 for the Giants, this wouldn't be a bad move for the team to make.

Jon O'Donnell, NFL Spin Zone: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

If it's not quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick, the Giants have to get a wide receiver, and that's exactly what Jon O'Donnell has New York doing. He has the Giants selecting wideout Malik Nabers out of LSU and if the Giants do indeed get a guy like Nabers, you're talking about an instant No. 1 wide receiver in the making.

Nabers is perhaps the best wide receiver in this draft and could elevate the Giants offense in 2024. Big Blue has not had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2018 - Nabers over the last two seasons for the LSU Tigers put up over 1,000-yard campaigns. This would be a very popular selection at No. 6 for the Giants.

Giants Wire: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

If Nabers is off the board before NY is on the clock, Giants Wire sees a scenario in which the Giants will still go the wide receiver route and select Rome Odunze out of Washington. Just like Nabers, Odzune can become a No. 1 receiving threat immediately.

Odunze is just 21 and is already looking like he could become a problem for NFL defenses for years to come. The former UW standout had an insane final collegiate season in 2023, as he had 92 receptions for over 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those stats prove that a guy like Odunze can be trusted with the football. Despite Jones' struggles and inconsistencies last season, the Jones-to-Odunze connection could be a dangerous one if the Giants selected him early on.