Sunday, May 19, 2024

New York Giants 2024 NFL power rankings post-draft roundup

Throughout the 2024 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a post-NFL draft roundup for the New York Giants in our consensus 2024 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 28

Most improved: Edge rusher

The Giants essentially subbed in Brian Burns for Jihad Ward, which instantly improved the unit. Burns, acquired via trade from the Carolina Panthers, ranked seventh with a 21.6% pass rush win rate in 2023. Ward, on the other hand, had a 2.3% PRWR, the second lowest of any qualifying edge rusher. -- Jordan Raanan -- Rank: 27

It seems like Daniel Jones received a reprieve when the Giants were unable to move up for Drake Maye on Thursday night. Jones clearly must produce this season, or the Giants will likely end up going through "90 Day Fiancé: QB Edition" again nine months from now. I give GM Joe Schoen credit for not overspending and reaching on a passer for whom he didn't have conviction. Plus, what's one of the best ways to give Jones a chance to be successful? Provide him with Malik Nabers. He's the most exciting Giants wideout since prime Odell Beckham Jr., and the two former Tigers have some overlap in their games. After a disappointing 2023 campaign, Brian Daboll needs to reverse the franchise's fortunes this season. Providing Jones with a stronger supporting cast always felt like the best route to achieve that.

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CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

They passed on a quarterback in the draft, which means it's all on Daniel Jones. If he doesn't play well, there will be big changes in New York.

USA Today -- Rank: 31

Alright, Daniel Jones — here's a reinforced offensive line and an actual game-breaking wide receiver (first-rounder Malik Nabers) this team hasn't had since LSU predecessor Odell Beckham Jr. was shipped out five years ago. Make it work, bud, or we're not bypassing your replacement next year.

The Athletic -- Rank: 27

The Giants passed on an opportunity to get out of the Daniel Jones business and really shake up the draft by taking a quarterback with the sixth pick. Instead, they went with dynamic wide receiver Malik Nabers in hopes he'll help lift Jones to another level. If that doesn't work, New York can exit Jones' contract pretty easily after this year. It did bring in Drew Lock as a veteran contingency plan.

Fox Sports -- Rank: 30

My theory is the Giants are laying the groundwork for 2025. Malik Nabers is going to give their offense some much-needed juice, and they made some smart offensive line signings. But no matter how this might look with Daniel Jones or Drew Lock, I feel comfortable betting that it'll all set the stage for a new QB next year.

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