By Michael Stewart@TheTruthNYG
The New York Giants are now 3-8 with their win over the Washington Commanders 31-19. The win places the Giants at #5 in the 2024 NFL draft with 6 games remaining. The Giants will be hosting four of those games against the Patriots, Packers, Eagles and Rams, while traveling to play the Saints and the Eagles. On paper, the Giants could go 3-3, but realistically we should expect them to go 2-4 and finish with an overall record of 5-12. Based on last year’s draft order, a 5-12 record should place the Giants somewhere around the 5 or 6 pick in the draft with the possibility of missing out on the two top QB prospects in Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. There will be teams who are picking after the Giants possibly looking to trade up for one of the top two QB’s and also arguably the BPA wide receiver in this draft Marvin Harrison Jr. could be off the board within the first two picks.
So where would that leave the Giants and GM Joe Schoen if they are picking at either 5 or 6? Many Giant fans have been lobbying for either Williams or Maye, while others have been rooting for Harrison Jr. to be the pick. It’s unclear on who the Giants or GM Joe Schoen is targeting, so that would indicate to me that all options are available and don’t be surprised if Schoen does something totally unexpected; such as trading back as an option if all three players mentioned above were targets and off the board.
Many NFL scouts have projected that we could see possibly 6 quarterbacks taken in round one based on individual performances of their remaining games and how well they perform at the combine. The same could be said for the Wide Receiver class as well with possibly 6 being selected in round 1. GM Joe Schoen will be in a strong position either at the 5th or 6th spots to draft a quarterback or even trade back for additional picks and still select a quarterback. Many mock drafts and football analysts don’t take into account how all NFL GM’s rank these prospects, so we the fans have no idea what Joe Schoen’s rating system looks like with this quarterback class or the rest of the prospects entering the draft.
So, if the Giants do finish with either the 5th or 6th overall pick in the draft, it should make for an interesting off season as I expect Joe Schoen to receive a wealth of phone calls from rival GM’s looking to trade up. Whether Schoen entertains that option is an unknown at this point, but it certainly can’t be ruled out.