PFF's first 2025 mock draft has the Giants landing UGA QB at No. 5 overall

PFF has the Giants already taking a new QB in next year's draft
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The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books and the NY Giants were busy addressing their key needs as they look to rebound after going 6-11 in 2023. There was a ton of buzz that the G-Men would trade up for a new quarterback, particularly Drake Maybe, but that didn't happen. Instead, NY brought in Mailk Nabers at No. 6 overall.

The Giants also went the defensive direction in Round 2-3, with New York selecting safety Tyler Nubin out of Minnesota and cornerback Dru Phillips out of Kentucky. Despite this strong draft class, a major takeaway was that the QB situation for the Giants remains quite unknown for the future. Could a first-round signal-caller be on the way next spring?

PFF has the Giants selecting Georgia QB Carson Beck at No. 5 overall in 2025

Pro Football Focus wasted no time looking ahead to next year's draft and they have Georgia Bulldogs QB Carson Beck going No. 5 overall to New York. While this is a bold prediction, this move would actually make sense for the Giants to make if Jones has another rough season, which is certainly possible.

This past season, there were high hopes that Jones would be able to live up to his $160 million extension, but 2023 was beyond rough for him. Jones missed multiple games with a neck injury and then he tore his ACL in Week 9. Before being lost for the season, he struggled with the ball in his hands, with turnovers once again being an issue.

Beck received a grade of 91.5 from PFF in 2023, which was ranked fourth among college football quarterbacks. PFF sees Beck's precise timing and accuracy as reasons for the Giants to select him. Beck also had a good first full season as the Bulldogs starting quarterback, as he passed for nearly 4,000 yards, 24 touchdowns and only had six interceptions.

If he puts up numbers like that in 2024 or even better, he will be vetted as a top quarterback to be taken high in the 2025 NFL Draft. It still depends on whether Jones can rebound in 2024 or not, but if he and the Giants continue to struggle despite adding talent to their roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball, going the QB route in Round 1 should be a focus for Schoen and the front office.

Jones led the Giants to the postseason in 2022 along with Saquon Barkley, but his long and concerning injury history has to be something Schoen is worried about. He nearly traded up in this draft for Drake Maye, but he ended up not presenting New England with a big enough offer. Come next draft, however, if Jones isn't his guy, then it will be time to move on by grabbing someone like Beck.