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 fifth-round pick: Florida WR Ricky Pearsall 

The Giants don't just need top-end receivers; they also need talented wideouts to fill out the back-end of the receiving room. Ricky Pearsall would do just that.

Through five college seasons, three at Arizona State and the last two at Florida, Pearsall has hauled in 159 passes for 2,420 receptions and 14 touchdowns. As you can see in the video below, this kid can flat out ball.

Pearsall isn't just a wideout. Pearsall was Florida's punt returner in 2023, and given the Giants struggles returning punts this season, they could stand to add another guy there this offseason. Pearsall's versatility is something the Giants front office craves.

NY Giants sixth-round pick: Ohio State LB Steele Chambers

For the first time in a very long time, New York is set at inside linebacker with Bobby Okereke and Micah McFadden. Isaiah Simmons is New York's third ILB, but he will hit free agency this offseason. If he is not re-signed, New York will need to add at least another one, and Schoen has already proven he can find quality linebackers. 

Steele Chambers has carried a heavy load all three seasons at Ohio State, registering 155 tackles. Chambers is quite reliable when it comes to bringing guys down. Just ask Norhwestern fans about what he can do on the gridiron:

Chambers has primarily played in the box at Ohio State, but has played over 100 snaps on the defensive line and in the slot. Schoen drafted McFadden (6-2, 232 pounds) in the fifth round of the 2022 draft, and he could opt to grab Chambers (6-1, 232 pounds), a fellow Big Ten bruiser, in the late rounds of 2024.

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