Mock Draft: Drake Maye-Giants, Quinn Ewers-Patriots, plus an exciting duo for Bears

The Giants find a long-term answer in this mock draft by selecting quarterback Drake Maye. The Patriots land Quinn Ewers, while the Bears snag arguably the two best players in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10)
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) / Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
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The Giants Shake Up Our Mock Draft With A Trade Up For Drake Maye!

No. 2: New York Giants — Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

The Arizona Cardinals do the opposite and stand by their high-price quarterback, Kyler Murray. In doing so, Brian Daboll and the New York Giants jump a few spots to add UNC’s Drake Maye. The Tar Heel star boasts prototypical size and flexes ample arm strength. His development in the mental aspect is the only thing keeping Maye from being a top-five signal-caller on Sundays.

No. 3: Chicago Bears — Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

What’s a new quarterback without a new, equally impressive weapon? Marvin Harrison Jr. is the best wide receiver prospect in years. He possesses the height and body control for battling contested catch situations and the polished route running to create separation off the snap.

No. 4: Denver Broncos — Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

As tempting as it is to replace Russell Wilson, I suspect the Denver Broncos will stack the roster before throwing a rookie quarterback into the fire. One way to quickly overhaul the offensive line is by adding Olu Fashanu. The Penn State brawler is an elite pass protector and ascending run blocker. He has centerpiece material at left tackle.

No. 5: Arizona Cardinals — Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

After acquiring multiple first and second-round picks from the Giants, the Cardinals regime brings in a pillar for its defense. Kool-Aid McKinstry is the highest-rated defender on my big board, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if an NFL franchise agreed. McKinstry is dominant in press coverage and has the skill set to be scheme versatile at the next level.