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

The New York Giants have the sixth pick in the NFL Draft when Round 1 begins April 25 in Detroit. The Giants own a total of six picks in the seven-round draft.

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NFL Draft Details

• Round 1: April 25, 8:00 PM ET
• Rounds 2-3: April 26, 7:00 PM ET
• Rounds 4-7: April 27, noon ET

All rounds will be broadcast 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 are entering a crucial third season under Daboll and Schoen. After overachieving in year 1, the team regressed in the 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 will the Giants do at quarterback? They can stick with Daniel Jones or draft his replacement. While we don’t know what they’ll do in the draft, we do know a few things: This team is tired of fielding an undersized offensive line and is determined to go after opposing quarterbacks.

Will the big additions of Schoen and Daboll this offseason help them survive beyond this season? Team co-owner John Mara said progress will be measured in wins.

Giants’ key position needs

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

Wide receiver: If the Giants stick with Jones, finding a true No. 1 wide receiver will be the top priority. The Giants have been there since the glory days of Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t have one anymore. New York has some talent at the position, but a bona fide star could keep the offense humming.

Cornerback: While the Giants have one outside corner in Deonte Banks, they need another one as free agent Adoree’ Jackson is not expected to return. While an experienced signing is likely ideal, the Giants can always opt to add some more young talent to the draft space and see how the competition unfolds.

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

Defensive equipment: Burns will provide a huge boost from the edge, but the defensive line could still 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 still need to find some players to enjoy the snaps.

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April 17: Dane Brugler’s 7-round mock draft
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15 of April: Dan Duggan’s fake draft
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April 8: The latest mock from Nick Baumgardner
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April 4: Bruce Feldman’s fake draft
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Giants’ last five top picks

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

2022: OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, #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 put up crazy numbers as a rookie (four sacks), but exploded with 11.5 sacks in his second year. Now he is paired with Brian Burns in a highly anticipated third season.

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2021: WR Kadarius Toney, #20 — Toney’s preliminary reports were accurate, for better or for worse. His dynamic natural talent was evident, but he was rarely on the field due to issues with deployment and durability. Schoen sent 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: Lieutenant Andrew Thomas, No. 4 Thomas initially looked like a big mistake, but the Georgia product settled down after a rough first half of his rookie season and blossomed into an All-Pro in Year 3. After signing a monstrous contract extension last offseason, he is now the anchor of the Giants’ offensive line. New York simply needs him to stay healthy and thrive in that role this season.

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

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