NY Giants 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Schoen passes on star QB in first round

Will the Giants go after a star receiver next spring for Daniel Jones?
Nov 18, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) hauls in a
Nov 18, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) hauls in a / Matthew Dobbins-USA TODAY Sports
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The NY Giants posted a needed win over Washington on Sunday, but that W could be very, very detrimental to the franchise in the long term.

Joe Schoen is likely looking to find a replacement for the oft-injured Daniel Jones this offseason, but Sunday's win dropped the Giants from second to fifth in the NFL Draft order for the time being, which would take New York out of the Caleb Williams and Drake Maye sweepstakes. It would even take the Giants out of the Marvin Harrison Jr. sweepstakes.

With a tough remaining schedule, the Giants could find their way back into the top two or top three of April's draft. For now, though, they must settle for someone outside the consensus Top 3 and we don't think the G-Men will reach for someone like Bo Nix. Here's our latest NFL Mock Draft for next spring:

NY Giants first-round pick: LSU WR Malik Nabers

The Giants need offense, offense, and more offense. To win in today's NFL, you need to be able to score a ton of points. Malik Nabers would help the Giants do that, regardless of who is playing quarterback.

The 6-0, 200-pounder is nearly complete with his third season in Baton Rouge. Nabers has hauled in 180 passes in his college career for 2,858 yards and 19 touchdowns. Nabers's average of 15.9 yards per reception is better than any wide receiver on New York's roster. His 1,423 yards (525 of which are yards after the catch) this season are by far the most in the country.

Nabers has taken a massive jump in each season in his college career. If the Louisana native can haul in 142 yards this weekend against Texas A&M, he will amass 3,000 career receiving yards and average over 1,000 yards per college season.

He's the consensus No. 2 wide receiver prospect right now, primarily due to his eight 100-yard receiving days this season. His 13-reception, 239-yard day against Mississippi State (the team he once committed to play for in college) early this season was one for the ages.