NY Giants NFL Mock Draft: Joe Schoen trades up for QB and lands No. 1 WR

The Giants address two massive needs and find their next QB of the future
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We are getting so close to the 2024 NFL Draft, which means we are also close to the end of our mock drafts that we’ve been doing for months now. So, after a while of trying to predict what the NY Giants will do in the first round and especially with their No. 6 overall pick, we will soon enough know what the future holds. Will it be a quarterback? Will it be a wide receiver?

All options seem to be on the table. Peter Schrager of FOX Sports and the NFL Network had the Giants moving two spots up to take Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy. While we don’t see the Giants trading up for McCarthy in our mock draft, we do see another team trading up for him in the Minnesota Vikings, as they possess two first-round picks and the ammunition needed to move up and take McCarthy at No. 4.

That leaves the Los Angeles Chargers, who are at No. 5 and one pick ahead of the Giants. A lot of people think they will go with a wide receiver. However, in this case, there are those who see them going with offensive line help, and in this mock draft, we see the Chargers taking Notre Dame offensive lineman Joe Alt.

This leaves the Giants having their choice of the three top wide receivers in the 2024 NFL Draft when they're on the clock:

NY Giants first-round pick: Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

Did you ever think there was a case for the Giants to have Marvin Harrison Jr. land in their laps while staying put at the No. 6 overall pick? It never seemed like a possibility, yet, here it is and we think Joe Schoen is going to get quite lucky.

Harrison is considered the best overall wide receiver in the draft, so consider this a home run selection for the Giants to land their best wide receiver since Odell Beckham Jr. was traded out of town six years ago.

Harrison finished the 2023 season with 67 catches for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. The year before, Harrison had 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns. Can you see why people would be excited for the Giants to land a receiver with the abilities that Harrison has?

Of course, with this pick, you’ll have the naysayers on Daniel Jones asking, “who is going to throw Harrison the ball?” Good question. That comes with the next pick and it's one that we think fans could be excited about.