Watch Adam Schefter pour cold water on the Giants going QB over WR at No. 6

The ESPN insider thinks the Giants are still in 'win-now mode'
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When ESPN's Adam Schefter speaks, especially right before the NFL Draft, it's time to listen up. Schefter is in tune with what's going on across the league, of course including what the NY Giants might be thinking ahead of the first round.

While speaking with Pat Leonard, Schefter was asked if he thinks the Giants will trade up for a quarterback, potentially grab one at six if a stud is still available, or focus on a different position. Schefter thinks Joe Schoen, should he not trade up or down, won't be going the QB route that so many people have been focused on.

Adam Schefter doesn't see the Giants going QB with the No. 6 pick

"To me in the end, this is a team that has enough other needs and a team that is trying to win now, that I wouldn't guess that they go quarterback at six right now. I do think there will be a quarterback selected with a pick that's a relatively high pick whether that's at two or three or if they move back up if a guy like Bo Nix or Michael Penix is available perhaps, but to me to go quarterback at six when there's going to be some incredible players on the board when they have some of the needs that they do, I think I would be a little surprised. "

Adam Schefter

Schefter went on to say that he thinks the Giants would focus on either a receiver or an offensive lineman at No. 6 overall. If NY decides to bring in a WR1 for Daniel Jones, then Rome Odunze, Malik Nabers or Marvin Harrison Jr. would be the top first-round targets.

For the offensive line, you'd have to think Notre Dame tackle Joe Alt would be a no-brainer pick at No. 6 if Schoen wants to keep improving the group up front. Schefter did leave the door open for NY to trade up into the Top 3 to bring in a generational talent at QB - could that end up being Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye. What if J.J. McCarthy is there for the taking at No. 6? Might Schoen pass on him for a WR? Possibly after seeing what Schefty said.

There are a lot of question marks for the Giants and Schoen ahead of April 25, but it doesn't seem like the GM will reach for someone at No. 6 in order to try and rush a Jones exit. A new electric wideout for Danny Dimes, though, would be head-turning and Schefter won't be surprised to see it happen.