NY Giants 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Star QB, OL and WR arrive in first 2 rounds

Will Joe Schoen select Daniel Jones' replacement?

Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) during warmups
Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) during warmups / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Giants second-round pick: Washington OL Troy Fautanu

Big Blue needs help along the offensive line, but they aren't looking to replace Evan Neal just yet and will give him every opportunity to turn into a franchise tackle in 2024.

The Giants could use some help on the interior and as tackle depth. Troy Fautanu could provide both. He is not a guard or tackle but a true offensive lineman. Fautanu has primarily played left tackle in college and has done so rather dominantly, but he also has college experience at guard. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Fautanu listed as a guard. In fact, he is listed as the No. 1 guard prospect in the 2024 class.

Over the last three seasons, Fautanu has allowed just three sacks and four hits. The 6-4, 317-pounder is a plug-and-play prospect. His versatility makes him an ideal Giants 2024 Draft candidate. 

NY Giants second-round pick: LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr.

Brian Thomas Jr. is a rapidly rising prospect and would be able to continue to work with the quarterback he has developed a great rapport with. Two LSU stars, Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase, are flourishing together in the pros, so why not try to replicate that and bring a star-studded LSU pairing to the Big Apple?

The junior, a 6-4 standout, who plays alongside potential Giants first-round target Malik Nabers, played sparingly during his first two college seasons, but has been an absolute force in 2023 and has helped enhance Daniels' draft stock. Thomas had 60 catches for 1,079 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023.