Giants Post-Combine Mock Draft: Daniel Jones Replacement Paired With Electric Playmaker

The NFL Combine was a news packed week for the New York Giants as draft rumors, free agency news, and a potential retirement swirl.

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen talks to the media during his bye week news conference
New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen talks to the media during his bye week news conference / Art Stapleton/NorthJersey.com / USA
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 4
Next

2. 39th Overall Pick: Xavier Worthy, WR

Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy (WO40) ran an official time of
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy (WO40) ran an official time of / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest winner of the NFL Combine may have been Texas Wide Receiver Xavier Worthy who set the record for the fastest 40-yard dash with a 4.21 forty-yard dash. The Longhorn receiver however is more than just another fast receiver as he showed in his two years at Texas. Worthy has three years of incredible production at Texas with 981 yards as a freshman, 760 yards as a sophomore, and 1,014 yards this past season with 26 touchdowns through three seasons.

There's been talk of Worthy's stock skyrocketing from that record-breaking 40, but I don't necessarily buy it. There was no doubt that he had absolutely elite top-end speed. The difference between him running 4.23 and 4.21 isn't going to actually make a big difference. His elite speed was already factored in to his stock as a late first/early second round pick

Adding Worthy to the Giants' offense would give the team an additional threat at wide receiver for whoever is under center in 2024.

The speed of Worthy alongside the speed of Darius Slayton and Jalin Hyatt would give the team one of the most explosive receiver cores in football. The team desperately needs playmakers on an offense that's been anemic for years and the addition of Worthy could help the offense catch up to the league in explosive plays.

3. 47th Overall Pick: Chris Braswell, EDGE

Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama linebacker Chris Braswell (LB04) talks to the media at
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama linebacker Chris Braswell (LB04) talks to the media at / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

This past season was another struggle for the Giants when it came to pressuring the quarterback. One of the biggest reasons has been the inconsistency and the injury history of Azeez Ojulari who's missed 11 games over the past two seasons.

The Giants could add an explosive edge rusher in the second round of the draft in Alabama standout Chris Braswell. Braswell is coming off of his best season in college recording eight sacks opposite of Dallas Turner.

Adding Braswell would give the team an edge rusher with All-Pro potential to play opposite Kayvon Thibodeaux and in rotation with Azeez Ojulari. The team will likely start slow on defense as the team replaces defensive coordinator Wink Martindale whose exotic blitzes helped the team with most of its pressures. Braswell showed an incredible amount of upside by stepping in and replacing Will Anderson in a complex Alabama Defense.