New York Giants NFL Draft 2024 guide: Picks, predictions and key needs

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New York Giants NFL Draft 2024 guide: Picks, predictions and key needs

The New York Giants have the sixth pick in the NFL Draft when Round 1 begins Thursday night in Detroit. The Giants own six total picks in the seven-round draft.

Giants’ draft picks

Round Pick Overall Notes







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From 49ers through Panthers




Full draft order

Every pick in the seven-round NFL Draft.



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NFL Draft details

• Round 1: April 25, 8 p.m. ET
• Rounds 2-3: April 26, 7 p.m. ET
• Rounds 4-7: April 27, noon ET

All rounds will be televised on ESPN/ABC and NFL Network and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

About the Giants

• Head coach: Brian Daboll (third season with team)
• General manager: Joe Schoen (third season with team)
• Last year’s record: 6-11

The Giants enter a critical third season under Daboll and Schoen. After overachieving in Year 1, the team backslid in its second year under the regime. The biggest question facing this team now is one that seemed to have a clear answer just a year ago: What are the Giants going to do at quarterback? They can either stick with Daniel Jones or draft his replacement. While we don’t know what they’ll do in the draft, we do know a couple of things: This team is sick of trotting out a subpar offensive line and is hellbent on getting after opposing quarterbacks.

Will Schoen and Daboll’s big offseason additions help them stick around beyond this season? Team co-owner John Mara said progress will be measured in wins.

Giants’ key position needs 

Quarterback: Is Jones the guy? You can make up your own mind on him and his four-year, $160 million deal in relation to the future of the franchise. But the Giants are doing their homework on the position and will soon make a big decision.

Wide receiver: If the Giants stick with Jones, finding him a true No. 1 wide receiver becomes the top priority. The Giants haven’t had one of those since the glory days of Odell Beckham Jr. New York has some talent at the position, but a bona fide star could make the offense hum.

Cornerback: While the Giants have one starting outside corner in Deonte Banks, they need another as free agent Adoree’ Jackson isn’t expected to return. While a veteran addition is probably ideal, the Giants could always choose to add some more young talent to the room in the draft and see how the competition unfolds.

Running back: With Saquon Barkley’s departure, the Giants are missing a huge part of their offensive identity. While no one can replace Barkley completely, the Giants added veteran Devin Singletary, which is a good start. But they need to add more talent to their backfield mix.

Defensive tackle: Burns will provide a huge boost off the edge, but the defensive line still could use some depth after the departure of A’Shawn Robinson. Dexter Lawrence and Rakeem Nunez-Roches are a good start up front, but the Giants need to find some more players to soak up snaps.

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The Athletic’s latest mock drafts

April 24: Final beat writer mock draft
With the top four QBs gone, Charlotte Carroll selects a player some believe is the No. 1 WR in the draft.

April 24: Mayhem in the top 10
Jeff Howe polls league sources who don’t think the Giants have been doing all of this homework on QBs for nothing.

April 22: Dan Duggan’s ideal draft
Dan Duggan lays out what a perfect Giants draft would look like.

April 19: An analytics mock draft
It’s time to put an end to the Jones QB1 era and make a move up for a QB.

April 17: Dane Brugler’s 7-round mock draft
Brugler’s pick in the first round won’t surprise you, but his his picks in Rounds 3 and 4 offer plenty of intrigue.

April 15: Duggan’s mock draft
The Giants try to move up for a QB but fall short and have to “settle” for a playmaking WR.

April 8: Nick Baumgardner’s latest mock
Baumgardner sees the Giants sliding back a few spots before adding a big-time playmaker.

April 4: Bruce Feldman’s sourced mock draft
Feldman acknowledges the Giants’ need to upgrade at QB, but after staying at No. 6, picks an elite weapon instead.

Giants’ last five top picks

2023: CB Deonte Banks, No. 24 — Banks immediately grabbed hold of a starting cornerback job and delivered a promising rookie campaign. He has the confidence teams want from the position. Now the question is, can he become a true No. 1 corner? Year 2 in New York should reveal a lot.

2022: OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, No. 5 — Armed with two top-seven picks in his first draft as general manager, Schoen added some defensive firepower with his top selection. Thibodeaux didn’t post crazy numbers as a rookie (four sacks), but he popped in his second year with 11.5 sacks. Now, he’ll be paired with Brian Burns in a highly anticipated third season.



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2021: WR Kadarius Toney, No. 20 — Toney’s pre-draft reports were accurate, for better and worse. His dynamic natural talent was evident, but he was rarely on the field due to commitment and durability issues. Schoen shipped Toney, who missed five games with hamstring injuries, to the Chiefs for third- and sixth-round picks at the 2022 trade deadline. The Giants later traded that third-rounder for tight end Darren Waller.

2020: LT Andrew Thomas, No. 4 — Thomas looked like a big mistake initially, but the Georgia product settled down after a rocky first half of his rookie season and blossomed into an All-Pro in Year 3. After signing a monster contract extension last offseason, he is now the anchor of the Giants’ offensive line. New York just needs him to stay healthy this season and flourish in that role.

2019: QB Daniel Jones, No. 6 — Dave Gettleman staked his legacy on this selection, and it’s proven one of the most divisive Giants draft decisions over the last decade. Jones has dealt with numerous injuries, most recently another neck injury and a torn ACL last season. His playoff push in a make-or-break year earned him a four-year, $160 million deal. But he played in just six games this last season, and the Giants could be poised to draft his successor.

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