Grading the NY Giants 2024 Draft

The NY Giants came into the 2024 NFL Draft with several holes in their roster. They had a divided fanbase that had factions wanting general manager Joe Schoen to take a quarterback, others a number one wide receiver, and yet others a top offensive lineman. The Giants made six picks in the draft the draft and we will break them here.

Pick #6: Malik Nabers Wide Receiver LSU

Schoen made his attempts to trade up to the New England Patriots at pick #3, but the cost for the ultimate target, quarterback Drake Maye, was just too high. Schoen made the correct choice and picked alpha receiver Malik Nabers. A blend of speed and electricity, former LSU star will now become Daniel Jones best friend and give the Giants their first legitimate receiving threat since another LSU star, Odell Beckham Jr. made his presence known at Met Life.


Pick #47 (From Seattle) Tyler Nubin Safety Minnesota

Nubin, regarded by most analysts as the top safety in draft become the Giants second pick. He will be looked upon to most likely start and contribute early. He is the replacement for former starter Xavier McKinney who left New York for a huge contract with the Green Bay Packers. A ball hawking safety who is versatile enough to play all around the field, Nubin should be the next in line of high performing safeties drafted by the Giants.


Pick #70 Andru Phillips Cornerback Kentucky

After drafting Deonte Banks in the first round of last year’s draft the Giants doubled down and supplanted more youth into the position. Phillips has very quick hips and with 4.48 speed and a 43″ vertical he should be the compliment to the opposite of Banks. The mindset of a safety when it comes to tackling, finished his career with 82 tackles. No interceptions, may cause some nervousness, but had 10 pass breakups.


Pick #107 Theo Johnson Tight End Penn State

With the uncertainty of Darren Waller the tight end position became an impromptu need for the Giants. They hit a homerun with having Theo Johnson still on the board. At 6’6 259 pounds, Johnson is an athletic specimen using a muscular body to win and make contested catches. He could play a big role in the downfield passing game as well as chewing yards in the middle of the field.


Pick #166 (from SF through CAR) Tyrone Tracy Jr. Running Back Purdue

Tracy a converted wide receiver has only one year of running back experience. A change of direction back that looks to finish every run, whether it is with his 4.48 speed or willingness to lower his head. As a former receiver should provide a very nice secondary weapon coming out of the backfield. Will need to become a pass blocker. Exceled as a return specialist as well.


Pick #187 Darius Muasau Linebacker UCLA

Undersized at 5’11 225 pounds, Muasau plays with great instincts to ensure he is position to make a play. Plays all over the field and is a very sure tackler. Extremely durable despite his size, played in 62 games throughout his college career.


Joe Schoen felt the pressure to cave and reach for a quarterback, he did not do that; although he explored the option he ultimately decided the asking price was too high and the team had too many holes on the roster.

Not drafting an offensive lineman also caught him some slack, but he added five lineman in free agency and is banking on them to pan out.

Also made the decision to not take a defensive lineman, but looking at the picks, it would have been a late round flier and he chose depth at the linebacker position.

Obviously, the Nabers pick is the class of the draft, but Theo Johnson, to me, could be the biggest steal. He has the athleticism and strength to be a formidable force for the passing game, especially if Waller decides to not come back.

Grabbing Nubin, the top rated safety, is a nice pick but the Giants have not had any luck keeping second round draft picks at safety on the roster.

Overall, the draft ultimately filled a huge need with an alpha receiver. Seemingly, two starters for the defensive backfield and a little depth at the running back and linebacker positions.