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Giants land a game-changing receiver in latest ESPN mock draft

A trend appears to be developing in most new mock drafts — at least as it relates to the New York Giants.

Despite rampant speculation that general manager Joe Schoen will select a quarterback, most expert mock drafts have the Giants going in a different direction. Some have them targeting an offensive lineman but the vast majority have them going with a wide receiver.

That’s the route ESPN’s Field Yates took in his most recent mock draft, projecting a top-tier, game-changing receiver to Big Blue at No. 6 overall.

Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Giants can land the most explosive player in the draft with Nabers, the former LSU star who plays at a warp speed that no defender can match. This would provide a huge boost to a Giants offense that had the second-fewest passing yards in the NFL last season and just 44 passing plays of 20-plus yards (better than just six other teams in the league).

Nabers is a massive play waiting to happen, with his vertical speed to stretch the field on deep shots and with his run-after-catch ability. He averaged 120.7 yards per game last season and caught 14 TDs. Daniel Jones needs that kind of production outside.

Malik Nabers is a name we’ve seen connected more and more to the Giants in recent days and weeks.

The 6-foot, 201-pound Nabers is arguably the No. 2 wide receiver available in the draft behind Marvin Harrison Jr. and just ahead of Rome Odunze, who has also been mocked to the Giants at a high rate.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire