NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Giants to take major gamble on star QB at No. 6 overall?

Maurice Jones-Drew had a pretty bold predictions for the NY Giants' draft plans
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We are almost two weeks away from the start of the NFL Draft in Detroit and it can't come soon enough for New York Giants fans. After a down year in 2023 at 6-11, Big Blue is looking to rebound and hopefully get back to the playoffs after missing out for the sixth time in the last seven years.

We still can't tell for sure what Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen might be thinking for the first round, but it seems like this team is going to focus on the offensive side of the ball. With that said, could a major shock be on the way in the first round?

The Giants could end up drafting a new QB with the No. 6 overall pick

Maurice Jones-Drew, Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.

This is perhaps one of the most bold predictions we've seen for the Giants at No. 6. Maurice Jones-Drew has Big Blue taking Heisman runner-up Michael Penix Jr. in the first round. And no, the Giants aren't taking Penix after trading down - MJD indeed has Schoen taking the UW QB off the board at No. 6.

During his college career, Penix had some problems staying healthy, but his last two seasons at Washington were his best, as he threw for over 30 touchdowns in both seasons and passed for over 4,000 yards. In 2023, he topped 4,900 yards, which is wild. He's got a ton of potential, but No. 6 seems way too high for him.

Danny Kelly, The Ringer: Washington WR Rome Odunze

If the Giants don't roll with Penix, or another stud QB, Danny Kelly has the Giants going the wide receiver route and drafting Rome Odunze. He is perhaps the top wideout in this draft and he's coming off a huge season catching the ball from Penix for Washington.

Odunze was downright electric with the ball in his hands in 2023, as he had 92 receptions for over 1,600 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. Odunze at No. 6 overall seems far more likely than Penix. From our chair, if NY stays at No. 6, the call will be between Odunze and Malik Nabers.

Eric Edholm, LSU WR Malik Nabers

Speaking of Nabers, that's exactly who's Eric Edholm thinks the Giants will be taking at No.6 overall. Nabers, similar to Odunze, is a speedster with a ton of potential. The Giants loved what he was able to get done at his LSU Pro Day and Nabers also has high interest in the possibility of playing for the G-Men.

Schoen would not go wrong with either Nabers or Odunze in the first round come April 25. It's safe to say Daniel Jones would be pretty excited about either one of those guys making their way to East Rutherford.