Giants 7-Round Mock Draft: Top WR Lands in NY

As the draft is rapidly approaching the Giants address adding playmakers early on in our latest mock draft

President of the New York Giants, John Mara (left) and New York Giants General Manager, Joe Schoen,
President of the New York Giants, John Mara (left) and New York Giants General Manager, Joe Schoen, / Kevin R. Wexler / USA TODAY NETWORK
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47th Overall Pick - Tyler Nubin - Safety

Nov 18, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes the
Nov 18, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Emeka Egbuka (2) makes the / Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants still have a significant need at safety following the departure of Xavier McKinney in free agency. The team signed Jalen Mills as a veteran option while Dane Belton will fight for the job, but the team will need to add a talented safety in the draft.

Tyler Nubin of Minnesota would have buzz as a potential first-round pick if not for a poor pre-draft process. Postseason knee surgery caused Nubin to miss the NFL Combine while his pro- ay was underwhelming. Nubin would never be a player that impressed more based on testing rather than his actual play.

As a safety, Nubin is a ballhawk with 13 interceptions over four seasons of college football, adding 11 pass defended. The play recognition and instincts of Nubin stand out for a college safety making him the top safety in the class. If healthy, Nubin is an instant plug-and-play player for Shane Bowen on the new-look Giants defense.

70th Overall Pick - Kalen King - Cornerback

Cornerback Kalen King participates in the shuttle run drill during Penn State's Pro Day in Holuba
Cornerback Kalen King participates in the shuttle run drill during Penn State's Pro Day in Holuba / Dan Rainville / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Giants have a hole at cornerback opposite 2023 first-round pick Deonte Banks. The team will return unproven cornerbacks in Darnay Holmes, Tre Hawkins, Nick McCloud, and Cor'Dale Flott. The team will likely turn once again to the NFL Draft to address their need at CB.

Kalen King is another player punished for a loaded draft class, as most years he'd be a first-round pick. At 5"11,191 pounds, King is just on the undersized end of where you'd like an NFL cornerback to be. The 2023 campaign was a disappointment for the junior cornerback coming off of a dominant 2022 season with three interceptions, 15 pass defenses, and 30 tackles.

King has shown the ability to be a dominant corner, though he'll need to take a big step forward after struggling against receivers like Marvin Harrison Jr in college. While King doesn't translate well as an outside press man corner, he could certainly step in and fill the Giants' hole in the slot.