1. QB Michael Penix Jr.
Michael Penix Jr. took the world by storm during the CFP semifinal, as Washington took on Texas. Penix threw for 430 yards, two touchdowns and completed 76 percent of his passes. After this game, people were wondering if he should be one of the first quarterbacks taken. Unfortunately, a poor showing in the National Championship Game plummeted his draft stock and all the hype seems to have died down.
This is great news for the Giants. They won't be able to get one of the top three quarterbacks with their position in the draft and it probably isn't worth giving up a ton of draft capital when the team has needs all over, especially with Penix there for the taking. Penix can flat out sling the football. He throws the prettiest deep ball out of anyone in the draft and isn't afraid to push the envelope with throws downfield. Could he be there for the G-Men in the second round?
It may not have been the prettiest game for Penix in the National Championship, but look at that as the exception, not the rule. Penix threw for nearly 5,000 yards, had 36 touchdowns and completed 65 percent of his passes all on the way to finishing second in Heisman voting. The Daniel Jones experiment has run its course in New York and 2024 should be the last time we see No. 8 under center for Big Blue. The Giants will need a successor and Penix is the answer.