NY GIANTS SIXTH OVERALL PICK: QUARTERBACKS

Caleb Williams 6-1, 218lb USC

When you watch Williams play, you will first notice his arm strength. It is natural, something that nobody can coach. Using the phrase, “he can make every throw,” is often overused and played out. Caleb Williams can make every throw. Whether he is straight back in the pocket, moving to his left, his right, or falling backward. The same arm strength is there all game for every throw. The more impressive thing to me is how these throws are so accurate. He is a master at finding space and putting the ball where he wants, no matter the arm angle. This ability has garnered some high comparison to one of the NFL’s best, Patrick Mahomes.
Now, the former Heisman Trophy winner is not without fault. His wanting to break down plays consistently has led him to some unneeded turnovers and bad decisions. At the next level, when he does run, he will need to learn to get down and protect the football, as he has been careless about holding on to it at times.

Drake Maye 6-4 230lb North Carolina

Similar to Williams above, it is all about arm strength with Drake Maye. Maye has the more “prototypical” NFL quarterback size and elite arm strength, with the velocity to fit the ball in very tight spaces. If there is an inch of open space, especially in the middle of the field, Maye will find it and put the ball there. He is not looked at as a “super athlete,” which is crazy if you watch his tape. I think his playmaking ability is not something he relies on, so it is not planned out; it just happens. Unfortunately, that chaos can lead to turnovers or him running directly into the pressure of the defense, which leads to sacks. The biggest weakness I see is footwork; while the arm is a cannon, he has had throws sail on him due to poor foot placement.

Jayden Daniels 6-4 210lb LSU

Another former Heisman Trophy winner is ready to take on the NFL. Daniels is probably the best dual-threat quarterback of the bunch. He is an elite athlete who can break one to the house on any play. That ability and the arm strength to throw a ball 60 yards on a dime has several teams salivating for his services. While that ability to scramble is so natural, he will need to learn to get down or out of bounds. Daniels took far too many hard hits on the college level to survive in the NFL. Sacks, as well, will need to develop the ability to anticipate where the pressure is coming from and react to it in order to be successful.

JJ McCarthy 6-2 1/2 219lb Michigan

McCarthy did impress at the combine, but it might have been more of case of who was not there. Out of the top quarterback prospects, he may be the one that needs the most. He comes from a pro-style offense but was not truly asked to go out and win a game. A true game manager who was asked not to lose games with bad desicions and turnovers. A good arm and can make the throws, not elite arm strength or velocity due to his wind-up. He has alot of experience and will most likely have a chip on his shoulder looking to prove skeptics wrong. A pocket passer, but can scramble outside and deliver a nice ball. A project who should sit a year behind a veteran.