The 2023 campaign wrapped up for the NY Giants last weekend and now the full focus is on the offseason. After going 6-11, general manager Joe Schoen knows there's a ton of pressure on him to get things right in free agency and the NFL Draft.
Come late April, the G-Men will be on the clock with the No. 6 overall pick. There are plenty of different directions this team can go in, but it's also clear there are plenty of great options for Schoen and Co. In this piece, we take a look at four players NY should focus on if they decide to stay at No. 6 and not move up to land a Daniel Jones replacement at quarterback:
4. OT Olumuyiwa Fashanu
Drafting an offensive lineman with a pick this high will never be the type of pick that sells jerseys, but a strong offensive line is a necessity. Especially when you consider the Giants had the 30th ranked OL unit in all of football, bolstering the men up front could be the move.
Olumuyiwa Fashanu, a tackle out of Penn State, is a name to pay serious attention to who could play opposite of Andrew Thomas and replace Evan Neal. At 6-6, 319 pounds, Fashanu is light on his feet and can run a 5.1 40-yard dash. Now, a lineman won't usually be expected to run that far, ever, but it speaks to his athleticism.
He is regarded as a better pass-blocker than run blocker, but for a team that led the league in sacks allowed, protecting the quarterback would be a welcome sight. Fashanu has success with reach blocks and even getting to the second level, so despite it being the weaker part of his game, his run-blocking has a high ceiling. There really isn’t too much downside to making Fashanu a New York Giant besides him not being a "splashy" pick.