NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants may not bring in a new QB1 after all

Only time will tell what the Giants do on NFL Draft night

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We are inching closer to the NFL Draft and everyone is waiting to see what the New York Giants might do with the No. 6 overall pick. After a disappointing 6-11 season in 2023, it has gotten many people to wonder whether the Giants need to bolster up their offensive line, take a wide receiver, or even take a quarterback after locking up Daniel Jones on a long-term deal.

The Giants have been busy in free agency, making quite the splash by trading for Brian Burns. The offensive line has improved, while people are still talking about the Drew Lock signing. Will that impact the Giants QB plans for the draft? Not at all. Having said that, analysts remain split on what the G-Men will do in the first round.

Will the NY Giants select a new quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft?

Daniel Jeremiah, LSU QB Jayden Daniels

Daniel Jeremiah has Big Blue taking the reigning Heisman Award winner Jayden Daniels with their first-round pick. If Daniels does indeed fall to No. 6, the Giants should face no blowback at all if they select him. With the G-Men looking to potentially move on from Daniel Jones after next season, Daniels falling to No. 6 overall would be a dream come true.

Daniels has put up an incredible resume during his tenure with the LSU Tigers that could elevate the Giants offense in 2024 - a unit that has been in the basement of the NFL for quite some time. Daniels threw for over 3,800 yards this past season with 40 touchdown passes and also rushed for over 1,000 yards with 10 rushing touchdowns. He would be an electric playmaker, no doubt.

Lance Zierlein, Alabama OT JC Latham

It is no secret that the Giants have had offensive line issues for a long time, and after leading the league in sacks allowed in 2023, Lance Zierlein sees the Giants getting an offensive tackle. He has the G-Men taking JC Latham out of Alabama and sees him as one of the top tackles in the draft.

Latham has been one of the best tackles not just in the SEC over the past few years, but one of the best tackles in the country. After not allowing any sacks in 2021 and just two this past season, he was named as a First-Team All-SEC performer in 2023. Latham is a true talent, but would reaching for him at No. 6 overall make sense?

Jordan Reid, ESPN: Washington WR Rome Odunze

Next to their offensive line issues, the Giants have also lacked a No. 1 target at the wide receiver position for quite some time now. That all could possibly change as Jordan Reid has the Giants grabbing wide receiver Rome Odunze out of Washington.

Odunze is simply a game-changer and could help lift the Giants as being the first wideout for New York to have a 1,000-yard season since 2018. Odunze is also a reliable target, as he had 92 receptions in 2023 for over 1,600 receiving yards and a career-high 13 touchdown receptions. With the Giants not making a splash at WR in free agency, bringing in Odunze via the draft feels more and more likely. He's got stud wideout in the NFL written all over him.