2024 Giants NFL Draft grades for all 6 picks

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FILE – LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers jogs off the field after his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nabers is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

The New York Giants made six picks at the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit and in the process, made their intentions for the upcoming season clear. 

It looks like Daniel Jones will be the main man under center as long as his recovery goes well as the Giants opted not to buy into the quarterback hype in the early portions of the selection process, rather using their No. 6 pick to pick up a No. 1 option for the passer.

New York Giants 2024 NFL Draft Grades

Round 1, Pick 6: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

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LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers poses after being chosen by the New York Giants with the sixth overall pick during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Grade: A

Rather than potentially stretch to pick JJ McCarthy at No. 6, the Giants took what the draft gave them. The New England Patriots were not privy to trading down at No. 3, which New York would have done to get North Carolina’s Drake Maye, so they decided to keep the pick and come away with the second-best wide receiver available. Nabers will be the undisputed No. 1 for Big Blue in no time. He is an outside playmaker that will be Jones’ go-to guy down field.


Round 2, Pick 47: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

  • Grade: B

There might have been higher-rated all-around safeties still on the board when the Giants picked at No. 47, but they are clearly going for game-changing ability and Nubin certainly has that. He racked up 13 career interceptions at Minnesota and will fill the void left by Xavier McKinney’s departure.


Round 3, Pick 70: Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

  • Grade: C+

New York’s need for cornerback help might be more pressing on the outside to support the still-developing Deonte Banks. Phillips is more of a slot corner, but he has shown lockdown capabilities in that role which will certainly help the Giants’ secondary. 


Round 4, Pick 107: Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

  • Grade: B

We might look back at this draft and look at this pick specifically as a marquee move for the Giants. Darren Waller is still mulling retirement and general manager Joe Schoen was proactive about it. Johnson is a 6-foot-6, smooth receiver who impressed the Giants mightily during the pre-draft process. If Waller does not return, he could have an enormous role in 2024.

Round 5, Pick 166: Tyrone Tracy Jr., RB, Purdue

  • Grade: C+

The converted wide receiver has explosive playmaking capabilities that might add some support for Devin Singletary in New York’s backfield. However, the more likely path for the 25-year-old is with special teams. The NFL’s new kick-off rules are making returns far more likely moving forward and Tracy could excel in that role.


Round 6, Pick 183: Darius Muasau, LB, UCLA

  • Grade: C

If there is one thing Muasau can do, it is tackle and tackle well. He racked up an eye-popping 440 tackles across 51 career starts with Hawaii and UCLA. The Giants needed extra depth at the inside linebacker position to create some competition with Micah McFadden. This should help do that.

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