NY Giants taking a chance on this mid-round QB isn't as crazy as you might think

The Giants can still look to add a new signal-caller without using their most valuable draft capital
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For most NY Giants fans, names like Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and J.J. McCarthy are at the top of your list heading into the NFL Draft later this month. With the Giants holding the No. 6 overall pick and Daniel Jones still having many flaws in his game, it seems to make sense for the team to make a move for a new quarterback.

For many, making a splash move and adding a highly-touted quarterback is the dream. However, when diving into the state of the Giants' roster, there may be bigger holes to fill. With talent lacking at key positions like wide receiver and the offensive line, could we see the Giants stay patient at quarterback and take a shot on a later-round prospect?

In NFL analyst Chad Reuter's latest mock draft, he predicts the Giants will do just that. Rather than using the No. 6 overall pick to select a quarterback, the Giants will fill other gaps in the early rounds and take a shot on a kid who was once rated the best prospect in this class.

Spencer Rattler is a low-risk, high-upside option for the Giants

Although it may not be the sexiest move, the Giants would be wise to draft a player like Spencer Rattler and allow him to grow under Jones' tutelage. In this mock draft, Reuter also has the Giants grabbing Malik Nabers in the first round - a weapon that could be a huge asset for Jones or Rattler.

Rattler has all of the skills to be a successful NFL QB. Sitting a tier below the headlining QBs in this class due to inconsistency and poor ball security in college, Rattler can provide just as high an upside as other options without carrying as large of a contractual risk. He has performed well this offseason too.

In this scenario, the Giants can reward Jones with one last chance to prove himself. If things go south, having a player like Rattler as a developmental piece can be a strategic move for a team with plenty of question marks heading into 2024. We wouldn't mind seeing the former 5-star QB make his way to East Rutherford.