Giants 7-Round Mock Draft 5.0: Falling QB Too Good to Pass Up?

In our latest mock draft, the New York Giants haul in six impressive players with their six picks in the NFL Draft
New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen (left)
New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen (left) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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107th Overall Pick: Cam Hart - Cornerback 

Cam Hart CB of the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame
Cam Hart CB of the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame / MATTIE NERETIN / USA TODAY NETWORK

Entering into round 4, the Giants had their pick of a few good cornerback prospects as they seek to add a starting caliber playmaker on the outside. It was an easy decision of who to select to join second-year ballhawk Deonte Banks in locking down the perimeter and that is Notre Dame’s Cam Hart.

The Giants had a couple options to take, including Auburn’s D.J. James, but the selection of Hart provides them with the best all-around cornerback by the fourth round. He’s an aggressive press corner with the frame to lock up opposing wide receivers or get in the way of their catch point in zone coverage. This allows him to limit big time plays against him and that can also be brought into the interior to jam up the opposing run game. 

In the 2023 season, Hart allowed just 15 receptions for 137 yards, both were career lows, and he carried no blemishes in the endzone with zero touchdowns allowed. His speed is a bit of a concern against those types of receivers, but he can build up speed to make up for it. Hart is very much worth a fourth-round selection and his length and experience will fit nicely into Shane Bowen’s defense in 2024. 

166th Overall Pick: Javon Foster - Offensive Tackle

Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Javon Foster (76)
Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Javon Foster (76) / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

No position on the Giants offensive line needs more depth than the offensive tackle spot. The right side is under the spotlight, as Evan Neal could be in danger of losing his starting job to another player if he can’t turn his pass blocking metrics around. The rest of the position is filled with unproven players that haven’t shown enough growth to assume the spot alongside Andrew Thomas. 

In the fifth round, the Giants take a flier on Missouri tackle Javon Foster, one of the sharper offensive tackles remaining on the board. A fifth-year player with the Tigers, Foster started his tenure as a right tackle before switching to the left side in 2021. The Giants can trust him to be a good swing tackle and fill in both sides of the line in case of injuries. 

Foster graded very well on Pro Football Focus’s metrics for both pass and run blocking, something the Giants ranked in the bottom half of the NFL last season under former offensive line coach Bobby Johnson. He allowed only one sack in 904 snaps and 13 total pressures, posting a career-high efficiency rating of 98.3.