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Make the Case: What might Giants do at No. 47?


"Make the Case" is officially back on for the 2024 NFL Draft.

In this series, we look at projections provided by analysts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on what the Giants should do in the draft.

This week, we're going to take another look into what the experts think the Giants might do in the second round of this year's draft. Following the acquisition of outside linebacker Brian Burns, a deal that saw the No. 39 overall pick head to the Panthers, the Giants are left with the No. 47 overall pick in the second round.

Let's break down what ESPN's Matt Miller and CBS Sports' Josh Edwards think the Giants might do with their second-round pick.

Pick: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 216

2023 Stats: 15 games, 4,903 passing yards, 36 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 65.4 completion percentage

Accolades: First-Team All-American (2023), Maxwell Award (2023), AP Comeback Player of the Year (2022), 2x Second-Team All-Pac-12 (2022-23), Second-Team All-Big 10 (2020)

"Penix has his issues on tape -- his lower-body mechanics need refining, and he struggles on the move -- but as a pure passer from the pocket, no one in this class is better. If the Giants can protect him, then he could carve up defenses. Penix doesn't have the mobility that coach Brian Daboll seems to prefer, but his arm strength and accuracy are "wow" factors. And New York could use more options under center with Daniel Jones returning from a torn ACL."

Pick: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 199

2023 Stats: 12 games, 53 tackles (34 solo), 5 interceptions, 4 passes defensed, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Accolades: First-Team All-American (2023), First-Team All-Big 10 (2023), Second-Team All-Big 10 (2022)

Analysis provided by's Lance Zierlein - "Talented safety prospect with the size, length and instincts that teams are looking for to shore up the back end. Nubin has the ability to play as an interchangeable safety but will make his money as a ball thief. He's rangy over the top in two-high safety looks and plays chess in the middle of the field, using instincts to think along with the quarterback and pounce on throws from an angle. He's average in man coverage and might lack ideal top-end speed, but his anticipation and discipline help make up for that. He's capable in run support, but his pursuit angles get him beat outside. Nubin's traits, instincts and ball skills give him an opportunity to become a successful long-term starter."

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