NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Will the NY Giants go QB or WR in Round 1?

Will Joe Schoen back Daniel Jones with a new WR1?
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Draft week is finally here. After months of rumors, this Thursday we will finally know who the New York Giants will end up taking with the No. 6 overall pick. After a season where the G-Men finished 6-11 and missed the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, it is safe to say that there is added pressure for Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll to nail things.

This draft is filled with many talented players on both sides of the ball and Giants fans are just anxious to see what they might do. Will they get a wide receiver, will they draft a new quarterback or will we see another surprise? With all of the speculation and rumors unfolding, our final mock roundup has two experts with the Giants bringing in a WR1, while one still thinks a new QB is on the way.

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Connor Hughes, SNY: LSU WR Malik Nabers

With rumors that Big Blue may find Daniel Jones' replacement, the Giants will put those rumors to rest, as Connor Hughes has New York selecting LSU phenom Malik Nabers. The Giants are in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position and despite Jones' injury history and inconsistencies, Big Blue can't pass up on a playmaker like Nabers.

Nabers had an incredible 2023 season for the Tigers, as he posted nearly 90 receptions with over 1,500 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns as well as averaging 17.6 yards a catch. The Giants have not had a receiver with a 1,000-yard season since 2018 and that is not sustainable. If the Giants select Nabers, that could change in 2024.

RJ White, CBS Sports: LSU QB Jayden Daniels

This would be quite the shakeup in the draft as, RJ White sees the Giants trading up to the Arizona Cardinals' No. 4 overall pick and selecting LSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels. While this move may seem unlikely, it should not be ruled out.

Daniels is coming off a spectacular 2023 campaign. The former LSU signal-caller threw for 40 touchdowns and unlike Jones, Daniels took care of the ball and only threw four interceptions all season. Again, this shakeup may not seem likely, but if the rumors are true that the Giants could trade up for a higher pick, there's going to be a lot of people thrilled Daniels makes his way to town.

Charles Davis, NFL Media: Washington WR Rome Odunze

If not Nabers or a quarterback, drafting Washington Huskies wideout Rome Odunze could also be the right move that the Giants can make with the No. 6 overall pick. That's what Charles Davis sees the Giants doing this Thursday.

Odunze was a top target for Washington on offense, as the 21-year-old wideout posted over 90 receptions in 2023, had over 1,600 receiving yards with 13 touchdowns and averaged over 18 yards a catch. Odunze is a special talent and he has all the tools to be a No. 1 wideout in this league. He'll be a player to watch for the Giants in Round 1.