NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants get their quarterback of the future after all

People remain quite split on what the Giants will do with No. 6 overall

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We still have a long way to go before the start of the NFL Draft and New York Giants fans are anxious to see what their team might do with the No. 6 overall pick. Despite Daniel Jones' long-term contract, which he signed last March, Big Blue reportedly hosted Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy for a visit, as the future of Jones in New York may be in question. Joe Schoen was also at USC's Pro Day to watch Caleb Williams and others.

There is still no certain move the Giants may make this April with this draft filled with many talented signal-callers and electric wide receivers capable of becoming No. 1 receiving threats on Day 1. Despite those star wide receivers, this latest mock draft roundup has NY split on what to do:

Will the NY Giants take J.J. McCarthy in the first round of the NFL Draft?

Charles Davis, Michigan QB JJ McCarthy

This is a make-or-break year for Jones after missing the majority of 2023 with both a neck and ACL injury. That is why Charles Davis has the Giants selecting Michigan phenom McCarthy at No. 6 overall to take over the starting quarterback job for the future. McCarthy is no Williams or Jayden Daniels, but he is someone who may well be an upgrade over Jones at quarterback.

McCarthy's numbers won't blow you away during his time as a Wolverine, but he's been consistent over the last two seasons in particular. Having thrown for over 2,700 yards in 2022 and 2023, McCarthy tossed for 22 touchdowns in both those seasons and has been careful with the football, throwing just a combined nine interceptions in two years. McCarthy buzz is growing, no question.

Mel Kiper, ESPN: Washington WR Rome Odunze

If it's not McCarthy at No. 6, the Giants will still focus on offense, just not at quarterback. New York has not had a wide receiver post over 1,000 yards since the 2018 season, but Mel Kiper Jr. thinks that can all change if they draft former Washington Husky Rome Odunze.

Odunze was the definition of an explosive and elite wide receiver during his time at Washington and the Giants will get a special player if they select him early on. After a down season in 2021, Oduzne took off during his last two seasons for Washington, as he had back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns. In 2023, he posted 92 receptions for over 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns. This kid is the real deal and a lot of Big Blue supporters want him to come to town.

Field Yates, ESPN: LSU WR Malik Nabers

Just like Odunze, Malik Nabers is also a team-altering offensive weapon and Field Yates sees Big Blue taking him in the first round. Having averaged over 17.6 yards a catch this past season and forcing 27 missed tackles, you're talking about a playmaker that the Giants would be excited to have.

After having nearly 90 receptions this past season and over 1,500 receiving yards with 14 touchdowns, featuring him with Darius Slayton, Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt could be a scary receiving core. If New York does not go in the quarterback direction, Nabers will still be a great pick. Keep an eye on Odunze too.