The New York Giants are in the full swing of the offseason as Brian Daboll continues to fill out the holes on his staff while Joe Schoen continues preparing for the draft and free agency. The team is in an interesting spot in 2024, coming off of an abysmal season but just a year removed from making it to the NFC Divisional Round.
The upcoming draft is fascinating for the Giants with needs all over the place on both sides of the football. While New York should be in the market for a quarterback, it's unlikely that they end up taking one with the sixth pick as quarterbacks are expected to come off the board at picks 1 through 3.
With that in mind, here's a look at how the G-Men could approach the 2024 draft.
6th Overall Pick - Rome Odunze - Wide Receiver - Washington
The first-round pick for the Giants can go many different ways between quarterback or offensive line help however, it's most likely they will draft a wide receiver. At six, New York is too far back to land a top QB and it's likely the Giants go one more season with Evan Neal at right tackle, especially since Joe Schoen drafted him.
In most years, Rome Odunze would be the clear WR1, but in this class there's a debate that Odunze is the second or third best with Marvin Harrison Jr at the top and Malik Nabers being right there alongside Odunze. The Washington receiver had an incredible year, catching 92 passes for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Odunze would give the offense the top-level receiving threat they've lacked since trading away Odell Beckham Jr. while giving Daniel Jones a go-to guy in what could be his final year with the Giants. If New York moves on from Jones following next season, then a rookie quarterback would be coming into the team with a valuable pass catcher in Odunze.
Odunze is a true do-it-all player and would be the perfect addition to an offense that lacked explosive plays in 2023. Odunze has shown an ability to be a deep threat while also being great in contested catch situations over the middle. Plugging the former Huskies standout into the offense would give Jones a clear top-three receiving core with Jalin Hyatt and Darius Slayton, hopefully helping the Giants passing attack explode.