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Giants 2024 Mock Draft Roundup: Experts locked in on Big Blue landing a playmaker

Following a 9-7-1 season that included a miraculous road Wild Card round win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Giants had high expectations heading into the 2023 season.

However, behind the makeshift o-line, the offense struggled for the majority of the year and they were plagued with injury, including QB Daniel Jones who went down with a torn ACL in November.

New York went on to finish the year 6-11 and they now own the sixth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Jones is expected to make a full recovery, but GM Joe Schoen is expected to still look to add a quarterback to the roster this offseason. Some fans may want the team to use their top-10 pick on a young QB, but early predictions have the Big Blue targeting a WR to improve the offense and give their gunslinger a true top target. 

Here’s who some of the experts have the G-Men selecting in their latest mock drafts…

Connor Hughes, SNY

WR Malik Nabers (LSU)

Offensive tackle is an option here, and the Giants would likely be all over Notre Dame's Joe Alt if he fell. He could take over at right tackle (because Andrew Thomas is left), allowing New York to kick the struggling Evan Neal to guard. This is a deep tackle draft, though. The Giants, armed with two second-round picks, could easily trade back into the first round to get someone like J.C. Latham (Alabama) or Amarius Mims (Georgia).

Nabers gives them a legitimate No. 1 option at receiver. The Giants’ offense has been devoid of a legitimate receiver for far too long. This addition gives them a receiving trio of Nabers, Jalin Hyatt and Wan’Dale Robinson. They also have Darren Waller at tight end and will try to bring back running back Saquon Barkley, albeit on their terms.

Mel Kiper, ESPN

WR Malik Nabers (LSU)

I keep coming back to getting Jones more help, as he has never played with a true No. 1 wide receiver. Nabers could be that. He's coming off an 89-catch, 1,569-yard season catching passes from Jayden Daniels, and he has a rare combination of speed and route-running ability. He led the FBS with 17 catches of 30-plus yards.

Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) celebrates after a play during the second quarter against the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome

Dane Brugler, The Athletic

WR Rome Odunze (Washington)

With his size/speed profile and ability to play through contact, Odunze is a quarterback-friendly target with the tools to be a legitimate No. 1 option. The Giants haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2018, but Odunze might change that as a rookie.

Bucky Brooks, NFL Media

WR Rome Odunze (Washington)

If the Giants are going to continue with Daniel Jones as their QB1, they must add a legitimate No. 1 receiver to help the quarterback thrive. As a catch-and-run specialist with superior strength and power, Odunze could make the game easier for Jones.

Joe Brocack, Pro Football Network

WR Rome Odunze (Washington)

New York’s passing attack has some enticing potential, and they find the missing piece of the puzzle in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft. The fan base is excited about the future of Jalin Hyatt, and pairing him with Odunze.

Odunze gives them a big-body receiver who’s a smooth operator. He’s not a burner like Hyatt, but he gives the Giants a different degree downfield. If New York doesn’t want to trade up for a quarterback, it can give Daniel Jones a great group of pass catchers.

Damian Parsons, The Draft Network

TE Brock Bowers (Georgia)

[Whoever] is under center would have two of the most athletic specimens at the tight end position and they can share the field along with Brian Daboll's play-calling.