NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants go quarterback in Round 1

Could a Daniel Jones replacement be on the way for the Giants?
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With the No. 6 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, there are a lot of options the New York Giants can go in. Do they improve the offensive line, get an edge-rusher to improve their defense or do they even go the quarterback direction?

People can't wait for the first round to get here in late April, as the pressure will be on for general manager Joe Schoen to make the right pick. With that said, analysts are putting their predictions in and recent picks make it seem like offense will be the way to go:

Will the Giants look for a Daniel Jones replacement at No. 6 overall?

Daniel Jeremiah, Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Despite locking up Jones to a long-term deal, Daniel Jeremiah still believes the Giants will take former LSU Tiger and reigning Heisman Award winner Jayden Daniels with their first-round pick. And if Daniels is still on the board at No. 6, you can't blame the Giants for wanting a change at the quarterback position.

Daniels put up an incredible resume for LSU and last year was no exception. Daniels passed for 3,812 yards with 40 touchdown passes to just four interceptions. We all know that Jones has turnover issues, so Daniels can be an upgrade at the position. It may seem unlikely with the teams in front of them likely going the quarterback direction, but if he's still on the board, it would not be a surprise for Schoen to send his name in.

Luke Easterling, Sports Illustrated: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

There's no question that the Giants must improve their offense and you would think it would be reshaping the offensive line after leading the NFL in sacks allowed. Think again, as Luke Easterling has the Giants going the wide receiver route with the No. 6 overall pick, taking wideout Rome Odunze out of Washington. The Giants should not get any blowback if they draft Odunze - he's a generational talent. He had over 1,600 yards receiving this past season with 13 touchdowns.

Mike Greenberg, ESPN: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Mike Greenberg has the Giants trading up to the No. 3 overall pick, something that's been discussed quite a bit. Speaking on ESPN's morning show Get Up on Wednesday, he sees the Giants drafting Drake Maye out of North Carolina with the No. 3 pick. Maye threw for over 3,600 yards this past season and had 24 touchdowns to eight interceptions. Caleb Williams is considered the QB1 for the 2024 draft class, but Maye appears to be QB2. Will he end up playing for the Giants next season? We'll find out soon enough.