NY Giants avoid J.J. McCarthy disaster, draft Malik Nabers No. 6 overall

The LSU WR will be an explosive option for Daniel Jones in 2024
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just because one dream didn't come true on draft night, that doesn't mean NY Giants fans shouldn't be celebrating what Joe Schoen has brought in for the offense. Despite missing out on a trade up for Drake Maye, the G-Men have made a lot of people happy by landing LSU wideout Malik Nabers.

With the No. 6 overall pick, Schoen and Co. saw Nabers fall to them and they knew they had to bring in the speedster to help out the offense moving forward. With J.J. McCarthy still available too, Big Blue didn't, thankfully, reach for him. This team has been without a WR1 since Odell Beckham Jr. left in 2018, but that's no longer the case. Get excited, Giants Nation - Nabers is officially East Rutherford-bound.

The NY Giants selected Malik Nabers with the No. 6 overall pick

Once the Los Angeles Chargers selected Joe Alt with the No. 5 pick, fans were torn on what NY would do. There was some buzz that Schoen would stun us all and go after McCarthy, but he has instead brought in a stud WR for Daniel Jones.

Schoen has said his plan is to stick with Jones as his starter as long as he's healthy. Jones has unfortunately struggled to stay healthy for the Giants, but the fact of the matter is that he has not had many offensive weapons to help him out.

That's not the case with Nabers now on his way to New Jersey. Some scouts had Nabers as the No. 1 wideout for this class. Marvin Harrison Jr. was the first WR off the board to the Cardinals at No. 4, but make no mistake about it, Nabers can be incredibly electric for Brian Daboll moving forward.

Nabers is known for his speed and he's a player who can completely change things for NY's aerial attack. Add in his swagger and we have a feeling he's going to fit in quite well in the New York market. All in all, this is a home-run move from Schoen.