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Giants Now: Pro Football Focus' intriguing draft prospects for Giants


Pro Football Focus' intriguing draft prospects for Giants

The 2023 regular season is complete, which means we have officially entered the start of mock draft season.

The Giants hold the No. 6 pick in this year's draft, which should provide GM Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll an opportunity to add a game-changing player.

Pro Football Focus' Trevor Sikkema recently took a look at the teams selecting in the top 10 of this year's draft. The PFF analyst made a selection for every team, and also chose three other intriguing prospects he believes each team could be interested in.

Here is what was said about the Giants' pick:

Mock draft pick: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

Intriguing picks: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU; Rome Odunze, WR, Washington; Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Analysis: "The Giants' entire offseason is going to be intriguing, from the assistant coaching hires they make to their free-agent decisions through draft weekend. I ended up going with Alt as my mock draft pick for them since there wasn't an ideal quarterback option left, but if Jayden Daniels is still on the board at No. 6, he would be both intriguing and hard to pass up. If it's not a switch to a quarterback, I think wide receiver has to be the target. The Giants need a WR1, and Odunze or Nabers could be that player for whoever is playing quarterback."

View photos of the previous 25 players selected with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.

Alt declared for the 2024 draft following three strong seasons at Notre Dame. He was named Unanimous first-team All-American this past season after allowing just one sack and five total pressures on 368 pass block snaps. He was also selected first-team All-American in 2022 after going the entire season without surrendering a sack (406 pass block snaps).

Daniels put together a stellar redshirt senior season at LSU, one that led to him winning the Heisman Trophy. The 23-year-old completed over 72 percent of his passes for 3,812 yards, 40 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was also a weapon in the run game, finishing the season with 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 8.4 yards per carry. In addition to winning the Heisman, Daniels' 2023 accolades include AP College Football Player of the Year, Johnny United Golden Arm Award, the Davey O'Brien Award, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC.

Odunze was one of the top wide receivers in the country this past season as he caught 92 passes for 1,640 yards and 13 touchdowns. He registered 100 or more receiving yards in 10 out of 15 games, which led to him being named Consensus All-American in addition to first-team All-Pac-12. It marked the second consecutive season in which he was selected first-team all-conference. As a redshirt sophomore, he caught 75 passes for 1,145 yards and seven touchdowns.

Similar to Odunze, Nabers also put together his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. Nabers brought in 72 passes for 1,017 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore last year. He followed that up with 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Nabers led the nation this year in 10+ yard plays, 20+ yard plays and 30+ yard plays, and finished his collegiate career as LSU's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. He was named Unanimous All-American and First-Team All-SEC for his standout 2023 campaign.

View photos of notable players selected with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.


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