Ranking the NY Giants QB targets ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft

It's clear who's No. 1 on the list - USC's Caleb Williams

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2. Drake Maye, North Carolina

Similar to Daniels, there's almost no chance at this point that Drake Maye falls down to pick No. 6. Despite this, the Giants could still trade up in order to take the North Carolina star who proved he's likely to be a bonafide star in the NFL. In all of the good, and bad ways, he reminds us a ton of Bills QB Josh Allen as a prospect, except he may be a little more refined coming into the NFL.

In 12 games this season, Maye completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 3,608 yards, 24 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. While these stats may not pop out as much as others, it's what Maye shows on film that makes him such a highly-touted prospect.

For starters, Maye has an absolute cannon of an arm, and that doesn't just mean he can throw it deep. We mean that Maye can throw a football faster than probably every QB in the nation, and this, combined with his incredible accuracy, means he can place balls in spots where only his receiver can catch it. This sort of refinement in a 21-year-old QB prospect is so rare that teams will be drooling to land him.

While he does try to do too much at times, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, as the aggressiveness is something NFL scouts likely love to see out of a college QB. It will take a lot for him to be a Giant, but if Schoen has the chance to trade up and select Maye, he must take it.