With just under two weeks remaining until the 2024 NFL draft, most mocks have the New York Giants going in one of two directions: Wide receiver or quarterback.

Various trade scenarios have been discussed, but the end result is always the same. Either the Giants end up with an eventual Daniel Jones successor or a talented WR1, helping to boost an otherwise underwhelming skill position group.

But there have been occasional outliers — mocks where the Giants go in a completely unexpected direction and make picks that few others predict.

Such was the case in Pro Football Network’s recent “consensus mock draft” where the Giants added a new offensive lineman who wasn’t named Joe Alt.

6) New York Giants: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State

Another team with a multitude of potential outcomes on Day 1, the New York Giants have offensive needs similar to those of the Chargers, but with the added caveat of a quarterback conundrum. Daniel Jones’ contract complicates a QB selection, but at least one PFN analyst has the franchise striking for a Michigan standout if available.

Wide receiver is also a distinct possibility, but if the team wants to evaluate Jones fully for life beyond this year, protection is key. Olu Fashanu has quietly gone about his business in this class, becoming something of a forgotten man. Yet, he’s a legitimate OT1 contender, and it shouldn’t be a surprise to see his highly intelligent brand of tackle play be valued highly on April 25.

If the Giants do opt for an offensive lineman at No. 6 overall, Fashanu deserves to be in the conversation. However, it seems highly unlikely given their other needs.

In Round 2, the Giants again forego a wide receiver, this time in favor of a quarterback.

47) New York Giants (from SEA): Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

The Giants have a major question mark at QB, and Bo Nix provides them with immediate competition for Daniel Jones. You can question whether this would be the high-upside move, but Jones was a swing for the fences while Nix feels a little more conventional. The value here is solid, and Nix has plenty of traits to like, but it feels like a middling upgrade over Jones at best.

These back-to-back picks wouldn’t exactly make Giants fans feel all warm and fuzzy.

The remainder of PFN’s projected Giants picks are as follows: running back Jonathon Brooks (Round 3), wide receiver Javon Baker (Round 4), running back Isaiah Davis (Round 5), and tight end Tip Reiman (Round 6).


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