Ranking all NY Giants 2024 draft picks from worst to best

It should be no surprise who's at the top of the list for the G-Men
2024 NFL Draft - Round 1
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3. Penn State TE Theo Johnson in the fourth round

Amid the uncertainty regarding Darren Waller’s future, the Giants drafted Theo Johnson out of Penn State with their first pick on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft in the fourth round. Over the course of his time with the Nittany Lions, Johnson appeared in 44 games, starting 29 times for the program which relies so heavily on their tight ends. All in all, Johnson finished his time in Happy Valley with 77 career receptions, 938 yards and 12 career touchdown receptions. 

He’s a giant target, much in the same vein as Waller, and while he remains slightly raw as a prospect, his intangibles are strong. Many didn’t have him lasting as long as he did during the 2024 NFL Draft, but the Giants are thankful he did, and they might’ve drafted their tight end of the future in April. 

If Waller returns, it’ll be someone Johnson can lean on and learn from. However, as it stands now, it looks like the former Penn State target can immediately start competing for playing time, and become someone Jones can rely on when throwing the football. Not too shabby for a fourth-round selection.