NY Giants second-round pick: Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell
The Giants will look to add help at defensive back this spring, and while they could stand to add veteran help, they could also use high-upside talent to play alongside Deonte Banks and Cor'Dale Flott.
In four seasons at Toledo, Mitchell, a 6-0, 196-pounder, picked off six passes, five of which happened in 2022. Mitchell has received a PFF grade above 90 in each of the last two seasons, which is considered elite.
Yeah, his four-interception, two-touchdown game against Northern Illinois in 2022 is one for the record books. Mitchell forced 17 incompletions in 2023, tied for the most in the country, and was PFF's second-highest-graded cornerback.
NY Giants second-round pick: LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr.
LSU is wide receiver U. Remember back to the 2019 College Football season; Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy thanks to a phenomenal season, and two star wide receivers, J'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson.
Fast forward to 2023. Jayden Daniels won the Heisman Trophy at LSU thanks to a phenomenal season and his two star wide receivers, Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. The latter is a little less known than Nabers, similar to how Jefferson was less known than Chase, but make no mistake about it, Thomas is a true baller.
In 2023, the Louisana native caught 60 balls for 1,079 yards and 15 touchdowns. Thomas' 18 yards per catch average was tied for the 11th highest in the country among wide receivers with at least 70 targets, tied for the fifth highest among power five receivers. He is a big play waiting to happen.