The New York Giants surprised many by qualifying for the postseason in 2022. Led by quarterback Daniel Jones, the franchise excelled in Year 1 of the Brian Daboll era. Unfortunately, that success led to an ill-advised contract extension for Jones. Now, the Giants must find a long-term replacement in today’s mock draft.
Giants Mock Draft: Finding A Daniel Jones Replacement While Also Bolstering The Roster
To be fair to “Danny Dimes”, it’s more than just a quarterback issue in New York. But the minute he signed that $100+ million contract, the expectations around his play completely changed. Although it was an injury-riddled campaign, 2023 proved the G-Men need higher-upside behind center.
But it won’t matter who the quarterback is if the offensive line doesn’t improve. And the same can be said about the weaponry group, especially if star running back Saquon Barkley departs in the offseason. Aside from Barkley, Andrew Thomas is arguably the only above-average player on the offense.
The defense isn’t dominant, either. But that is difficult to accomplish with such lackluster support from the other side. Dexter Lawrence is the best defensive tackle in the NFL, but the supporting pieces aren’t quite up to snuff. Kayvon Thibodeaux and Deonte Banks flash potential but are far from a finished product.
So, how will the Giants address all of these holes on the roster? Trading away Leonard Williams and acquiring Seattle’s second-round pick was a solid start. Also, with a top-five selection in Round 1, the front office has all the flexibility in the world to land a new starting signal-caller.
But it may not come in the most conventional of ways…
Without further ado, let’s dive into a fresh Giants mock draft. A blue-chip prospect heads to the Big Apple on Day 1, but that is merely the beginning.