Giants Final 7-Round Mock Draft Lands Elite Offensive Weapon in New York

New York has six picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, starting with the No. 6 overall pick.
Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) celebrates a
Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) celebrates a / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2024 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night and soon the Giants will have a new crop of rookies to help guide them into the future. New York only has six draft picks this year, but most are toward the top of each round. The draft starts for the Giants at the No. 6 overall pick, which brings back some bad memories considering what happened last time they had this pick -- cough, cough, Daniel Jones.

Luckily for the Giants, this draft class is loaded at the top with quarterbacks and wide receivers, the team's biggest areas of need. While there is some speculation the Giants may trade up to draft a quarterback, there won't be any trades in this mock draft.

Predicting what picks a team will make is already a challenge, throwing in hypothetical trades makes things more convoluted than they have to be. With trades out the window, here's a look at the six draft picks New York should make in this year's draft.

Malik Nabers. . 1. No. 6 pick. 529. player. . . Malik Nabers. Malik Nabers

In almost any other draft class, Malik Nabers would be the first wide receiver off the board. Nabers set LSU's career receiving yards record (3,003) as a junior, passing famed Tigers alumni like Odell Beckham Jr., Ja'Marr Chase, and Justin Jefferson.

Despite historic production in college, most mock drafts have Nabers going after fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. The Ohio State product has a Hall of Fame pedigree and put up phenomenal numbers in college. Harrison Jr. almost certainly won't be available at No. 6 overall, but some teams view Nabers as the best wide receiver in the draft, and it's easy to see why.

Nabers is an explosive athlete who regularly beats defensive backs with his acceleration. He has the highest prospect grade in the draft, not just among wide receivers but among the entire draft class, per NFL Next Gen Stats. He consistently uses his speed to create separation. On this play against Alabama's stout secondary, Nabers breaks free for a long touchdown with no Crimson Tide defender within five yards of him.

Nabers is the biggest deep-ball threat in the draft, having led FBS with 17 catches of 30-plus yards last season. However, he's also great on short and intermediate routes. Nabers can turn a short pass into a big gain thanks to his elite vision and burst, making him a YAC (yards after catch) threat on every play.

Despite not having the biggest frame (6 feet, 200 pounds), Nabers has shown the ability to catch passes in traffic thanks to his outstanding vertical leap and willingness to high-point the ball, as demonstrated by this sensational touchdown against Texas A&M.

For a Giants team that hasn't had a 1,000-yard receiver since OBJ, landing an electric playmaker at the wide receiver position would be just what their struggling offense needs. Nabers is the ideal pick at No. 6, but if he's already gone, the Giants should pivot to Washington's Rome Odunze, who led FBS with 1,640 receiving yards last season and helped the Huskies make the national championship game.