5 Bold Takes on the New York Giants Ahead of the Draft

While it's hard to predict what the New York Giants will do in the NFL Draft there are a few bold takes we can make for the team

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen speaks during the pre-draft press conference at the Quest
New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen speaks during the pre-draft press conference at the Quest / Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com /
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3. The Giants make at least one trade in the draft

The New York Giants have just six picks in this year's NFL Draft after their trade for edge rusher Brian Burns. The team would certainly love to add some capital in this year's draft in order to add an infusion of youth to the roster.

Joe Schoen has become "Trader Joe" during the NFL draft making several trades within the NFL Draft. In 2022, Schoen traded the 36th pick for the 38th pick and the 146th pick before moving the 38th pick for the 43rd pick and the 114th pick.

In the 2023 draft, Schoen moved up from the 25th pick to the 24th pick while trading away the 160th and 240th picks in the process. He'd trade up again using the 89th pick and the 128th pick to acquire the 73rd pick.

This draft it's more likely we see the Giants move back in this draft in order to acquire additional draft picks. If Joe Schoen has shown us anything it's that he's always looking to maneuver around the draft in order to get the most value out of his picks.

2. The Giants add a quarterback at some point in the draft

The Giants have reportedly soured on Daniel Jones as NFL insiders report that the team has had "buyers remorse" over the contract extension they handed the quarterback. The Giants may already be looking to unseat Jones one season into his contract as Seahawks GM John Schneider hinted that the team promised Lock an opportunity to compete for the starting job.

The Giants will at one point in the draft add a quarterback that could become the team's long-term plan at the position. The team may stand pat with the sixth pick and look to select Michigan's JJ McCarthy, however, they could end up being jumped by a team like the Raiders or Vikings.

The team could look to move to the third pick if the Patriots plan on passing on a quarterback or move into the fourth pick to get their guy.

If day one passes and the Giants don't select a quarterback, that won't mean Daniel Jones is out of the woods yet. On day two New York may opt for quarterbacks Bo Nix or Michael Penix Jr who are older than you'd like, but have shown the ability to be elite passers in college.

After the second round, the team could go the developmental player route selecting a high-upside quarterback such as Joe Milton, Spencer Rattler, or Jordan Travis to develop behind Jones and Lock for the year.