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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NY Giants third-round pick: Michigan RB Blake Corum

Saquon's future in New York is to be determined. Even if the New York Giants' heart and soul returns, Schoen must get a quality backup, given Barkley's lengthy injury history. Schoen was a part of a Buffalo regime that drafted a running back, Devin Singletary, in the third round of the 2019 draft, so this round could be the sweet spot for a running back selection.

You will not find a more accomplished college running back than Blake Corum, who, like Barkley, is the heart and soul of his team. Now in his fourth season in Ann Arbor, Corum has rushed the ball 597 times for 3,380 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career. He stands at just 5-8, but the 213-pounder is a bruiser.

Corum's squad ran the ball down Penn State's throat in the second half of their win two Saturdays ago, and the running back was bloody after the game. He wears his heart on his sleeve and, given how he looks in this picture, will do anything to win a football game:

NY Giants fourth-round pick: Michigan G Zak Zinter

Michigan is undefeated, and has a serious chance to win the 2024 National Championship, so it would be awfully smart if Scohen opts to raid Jim Harbaugh and Sherrone Moore's offensive group. Zak Zinter, the heart and soul of Michigan's offensive line, would join a Giants guard group with many question marks.

PFF has Zinter graded as the 11th-best guard in college football this season. In 609 offensive snaps this season, Zinter, who has a great first name that is spelled correctly, has allowed zero sacks, zero hits, four pressures, and four hurries.

Zinter, a first-team All-Big Ten member in 2022, would join current Michigan fullback Max Bredeson's brother, Michigan alum Ben Bredeson, in New York's offensive line room.