Adam Schefter Reveals Giants Had Shocking Draft Plan at No. 6

Adam Schefter believes the Giants had different plans for the No. 6 overall pick.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses with NFL commissioner
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers poses with NFL commissioner / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL insider Adam Schefter made a big revelation about the New York Giants, claiming that they wanted to draft a different player at No. 6. The Giants ultimately went with LSU's Malik Nabers, but according to Schefter, they were focused on a different man for their offense.

Talking on the "Pat McAfee Show," the ESPN insider claimed that the Big Blue wanted to see Joe Alt fall to No. 6 and take him. However, the Los Angeles Chargers, true to Jim Harbaugh's style, picked the Notre Dame product to bolster their offensive line.

"I believe that the Giants wanted Joe Alt to slide to them. That's my belief, that was the hope that he was gonna get to them," Schefter said before adding that the Giants tried to trick other teams to have a clear path to land Alt. "Some of this QB talk for the Giants might have been a camouflage to get a team like the Vikings to trade up to take J.J. McCarthy and then Joe Alt slid to them."

For what is worth, they almost pulled this off, as Alt was the No. 5 pick in this year's draft. Many mock drafts placed him going to the Tennessee Titans at No. 7 until Harbaugh and Co. told otherwise.

That said, Giants fans looked very happy to see Nabers being selected at No. 6. Everybody expects him to create a terrific duo with Daniel Jones and make some noise in the NFC next season.

The Giants finished the 2024 NFL Draft with six new players, addressing their biggest needs after an underwhelming 2023 season. The four-time Super Bowl champions aren't ready to give up on Daniel Jones, which also played a role in the decision to draft a wide receiver with the No. 6 overall pick. Malik Nabers is now ready to be the team's WR1 and lead the offense against an improved division.

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