NY Giants 7-round 2024 Mock Draft: Daniel Jones gets OL help on Day 1

Will the Giants end up with a Penn State star in Round 1?

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NY Giants fifth-round pick: LSU QB Jayden Daniels

If LSU's defense wasn't so bad this year, and they were undefeated, Daniels would be the Heisman favorite. Through six games in 2023, Daniels has thrown for 1,969 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 422 yards and four touchdowns. He has the fourth-best QBR and best EPA in the country.

Daniels has thrown for 10,906 yards and rushed for 2,595 yards across 4.5 college seasons, the first three at Arizona State. He has also accounted for 96 touchdowns, 68 in the air and 28 on the ground. It's hard to find a more accomplished college quarterback than Daniels, who also has the clutch gene.

The Giants need a long-term backup who has starter upside this offseason. Similar to the wide receiver position, this quarterback class is deep and loaded, which means talented players like Daniels will be available in the later rounds for Big Blue to pounce on.

NY Giants sixth-round pick: Iowa P Tory Taylor

Yes, it's October, and we are projecting the Giants to take a punter in the sixth round. Tory Taylor isn't just any punter; he is the best player on the Iowa roster and can boom the ball like nobody's business.

Taylor, a Melbourne, Australia native, has an unfathomable 10,907 career punt yards across less than four full seasons. The Hawkeye has a career average of 45.8 yards and a long punt of 70 while also being a master of pinning opponents instead of their own 20, which is Iowa's best offense.

Taylor has also completed a pass and rushed the ball in college. On College GameDay last year, ex-NFL punter and the knower of all things Special Teams, Pat McAfee, gave Taylor a ringing endorsement.

NY Giants punter Jamie Gillan, also known as the Scottish Hammer, has had a solid start to 2023, ranking 10th in average yards per punt, but has dealt with struggles throughout his career.