NY Giants QB target put on a show at his Pro Day with Brian Daboll watching closely

If he's on the board in the second round, will the Giants take him?

Jan 30, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Michael Penix Jr. of Washington (9) throws the
Jan 30, 2024; Mobile, AL, USA; National quarterback Michael Penix Jr. of Washington (9) throws the / Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

When the Pro Day schedules came out, it would have been safe to assume that NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll wouldn't miss seeing Drake Maye in action. It turns out he did. That's because Daboll and Joe Schoen made their way to Seattle to check out Michael Penix Jr. and others.

Penix is widely considered a big-time talent, but his injury history, which includes two torn ACLs, has a lot of people wondering if he's worth the risk. At the University of Washington's Pro Day, Penix silenced some concerns, opening eyes with his vertical leap and 40-yard dash. Yeah, the kid looks just fine here:

Michael Penix Jr. impressed at his Pro Day with Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll on hand

The potential is no question there for Penix. He has an NFL-ready arm and his knees look just fine, as you can see in that clip above of him flying down the field. Still, you can't forget about his shoulder issues while he was still at Indiana too.

Luckily for Penix, he's coming off an incredible season for the Huskies, making the trip to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist. He watched Jayden Daniels lift the trophy, but no one has forgotten that he powered UW to the Pac-12 title and a spot in the National Championship Game.

On the year, the lefty tossed for a mind-blowing 4,903 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was a gamer, helping UW post multiple close wins, of course including against Oregon in the Pac-12 title game, the Apple Cup against Washington State and the College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Texas.

Now, Penix is ready for his next chapter and the belief is that he'll be a second-round pick. Say the Giants take Malik Nabers at No. 6 overall to help improve the offense instead of taking a QB1 for the future. Would Daboll and Schoen be inclined to go with Penix if he's still on the board at No. 47 overall? You'd have to think they'd waste no time in sending his name in, but after his Pro Day performance, he may not even be available at that point.