NY Giants NFL Mock Draft: G-Men trade back several times and still land new QB1

Joe Schoen brings in a haul with this possible draft for the Giants

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We have proposed several options for the NY Giants to get a possible franchise quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft. Many involve trading up, and even staying put with the No. 6 overall pick. However, what if the Giants were able to trade back in the draft and still land a quarterback to be the heir to Daniel Jones and take the reins moving forward?

While using the Pro Football Network mock draft simulator, that is what this draft accomplished. Trading back, and in several cases, the Giants traded back and traded out of the sixth pick because Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels were all off the board when it was the Giants turn.

The first trade: the Giants trade No. 6 overall and their third round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for No. 8 overall and a 2025 first-round pick.

Acquiring future assets for Joe Schoen sounds like a good idea and with the three quarterbacks gone, the Giants decide to move back - but then there’s another trade offer.

The second trade: the Giants trade No. 8 overall and their fifth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for No. 9 overall and a 2025 second-round pick.

The Giants move one spot back and acquire another future asset for Schoen and the Giants for next year. But wait, there’s more. The Giants are trading down, again:

The third trade: the Giants trade No. 9 overall and their sixth-round pick to the Denver Broncos for No. 12 overall and a 2025 second-round pick.

With three trade backs from the No. 6 pick down to the No. 12 overall pick, the Giants stay put and make their selection:

NY Giants first-round pick: LSU WR Malik Nabers

Yes, you read that right. Malik Nabers, who has been mocked several times to go to the Giants at No. 6, suddenly went crashing down to the No. 12 overall spot and into the laps of the Giants.

At this rate, J.J. McCarthy was already gone and off the board, so he wasn’t an option for the Giants to consider at quarterback. But with Nabers, the Giants fill a need with a pure No. 1 wide receiver who many expect to be selected if the Giants don’t trade out of their current spot.

Given the fact that the Giants wide receivers room might be a little thin and players like Wan’Dale Robinson, Jalin Hyatt and Darius Slayton could use some help, the selection of Nabers is a good one and helps improve the offense as a whole.