One of the biggest offseason moves feels like it's already been made by NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll. With Coach Dabes firing Bobby Johnson as offensive line coach, he wasted no time in bringing in Carmen Bricillo from the Las Vegas Raiders to replace him. That's a massive hire.
With the way the offensive line has played in recent years, it's no wonder the Giants offense has struggled and why the team went 6-11 during the 2023 season. With that, though, plenty of fans still want to see general manager Joe Schoen be aggressive in bringing in new guys up front for the 2024 campaign.
Free agency will be key, but there are some studs ready to be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft as well. While the Giants have been linked with Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze, Jaydan Daniels and other playmakers, what about a new offensive tackle to help out Daniel Jones as the priority? With that said, either Joe Alt or Olu Fashanu would be a solid get at No. 6 overall.
The Giants could end up focusing on the offensive line for the 2024 first round
In his latest mock draft for NFL.com, Bucky Brooks has the Giants taking Odunze at No. 6 overall, but Alt and Fashanu are still on the table when it's Schoen's turn to send a pick in. Brooks has Fashanu going to the Titans at No. 7 and Alt landing with the Jets at No. 10.
Yes, a new WR1 is also needed for this team, but what's the point of bringing in a superstar wideout for Jones in 2024 if he's not going to have any time to scan the field. This was a huge problem for him in '23 before he ended up going down with a torn ACL in Week 9.
Alt checks in at 6-8, 315 pounds, while Fashanu is also a massive prospect at 6-6, 320. These are the two best offensive tackles for the '24 draft class and they'd both be Day 1 starters for the G-Men if Schoen were to give them a shot.
Either Alt or Fashanu would step in at right tackle - this would open the door for Evan Neal to potentially be moved to offensive guard. Schoen has said that won't happen, but it's a move that may be needed to improve the overall state of the offensive line. Yes, a sexy pick for a stud like Odunze would be awesome to see, but going after an OT might make more sense with NY's top pick.