The NY Giants still have plenty of time to make a decision about what they wish to do with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but it certainly seems like taking a quarterback is on the table. Lucky for Joe Schoen, there are plenty of options in this year's draft, some of which could be potential franchise cornerstones.
This doesn't mean the decision will necessarily be easy, though. While some quarterbacks seem like guaranteed stars, there are a few who are more questionable. That is why we are going to be ranking the top six QB prospects for the Giants based on their value to the team and how good they could be in the NFL:
6. J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
While we've discussed the possibility of the NY Giants taking J.J. McCarthy in the second round, there's no way on earth Schoen should even consider selecting the National Champion sixth overall. He may have a fairly high ceiling, but the floor isn't there, and taking McCarthy so high could leave the Giants with another Daniel Jones situation.
In his final season at Michigan, McCarthy completed 72.1 percent of his passes for 2,991 yards, 22 touchdowns, and four interceptions. These numbers aren't the most impressive and it goes to show how important the team around him was to Michigan's success. However, this doesn't mean McCarthy doesn't have some tantalizing qualities as a QB.
For starters, McCarthy is one of the youngest players in the entire draft class, as he just turned 21 on Jan. 20. This means he has more time to develop than some of the other prospects in the draft. Alongside this, he's pretty agile in the pocket and excels in play-action situations.
McCarthy is an interesting prospect. He needs to learn how to process plays better and work on his touch on deep passes, but overall, he could be a good option for New York in Round 2. As for No. 6 overall, all we can do is pray that Schoen doesn't make the same kind of mistake Dave Gettleman did when he took Jones way higher than he should have.