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New York Giants 2024 NFL Draft picks, analysis and rookie spotlight | NFL draft

The 2024 NFL Draft is now in the rear view mirror. After a series of selections from April 25 to 27, 257 players were selected for the NFL.

With that we give you our full summary of the New York Giants‘ draft, featuring analysis of every selection the team made over the weekend and an in-depth look at their top pick.

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Draft picks for 2024

Nabers — The Giants were linked to several quarterbacks during the draft process. Instead of packing picks to move up or staying at No. 6 to land JJ McCarthy, they bring an explosive receiver to a receiving corps in need of talent. Nabers recorded 44 receptions of 20-plus yards over the past two seasons, the second-most among FBS wide receivers.

Nubin — Nubin, PFF’s top-ranked safety prospect, is versatile and impactful. He can be moved all over the secondary and take on the role as he has a high level football IQ and can stop the run with instincts to cover on the back end. Nubin had a career-high 90.1 coverage grade in 2023 (first among Power Five safeties) and allowed a 33.0 passer rating in coverage from 2021-23.

Philips — The Giants drafted Deonte Banks in the first round of last year’s draft and are now adding more youngsters to that group early in this year’s third round. His career-best 23 defensive stops led all SEC cornerbacks in 2023, and his PFF coverage grade of 72.9 was also the best mark of his career.

Johnson Since 2022, Johnson generated a Big Ten-best 146.6 passer rating when targeted. Over the past two seasons, he has amassed 669 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Tracy— Tracy is a good athlete — he recorded a 4.48-second 40-yard dash and a 40-inch vertical jump — and should add some explosiveness to a backfield led by Devin Singletary. Despite playing six years in college, Tracy only had one season, forcing 46 missed tackles on just 114 carries in that 2023 season.

Muasau — A well-rounded linebacker, Muasau racked up 137 run stops between Hawaii and UCLA since 2019, in addition to providing value in pressure packages, with 107 total pressures in that time. Muasau is likely a special teamer and has the football intelligence and tackling ability to fill a rotational role in an emergency.

Rookie Spotlight: WR Malik Nabers, LSU

Scouting overview

When you watch Nabers’ tape, it doesn’t take long to see that he moves differently than even the best in college football. His ability to accelerate while changing direction gives him a very high ceiling as a separation specialist. While the power elements of the position are a bit of a concern, his feet are lightning quick to get to the line of scrimmage of the press.

He could be more aggressive at the catch point (fewer body catches), but if that and his catching through contact improve, he has everything else to be a very dangerous NFL receiver.

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Wins above average

WAA represents the number of wins a player is worth compared to an average college football player and is a metric that evaluators can use to assess performance. It combines how well a player has performed in each facet of the game (based on PFF grades) and how valuable each facet is to winning football games. The result is a unique metric that enables cross-positional valuation and predicts future value at the player and team level.

Nabers’ wins above average (WAA) since 2021.
How Nabers scores in the stable statistics
Nabers’ percentile is among the most stable receiving metrics since 2021.

Nabers’ calling card is his speed and alertness. His 30 forced missed tackles and 303 yards after contact rank among the top six among qualified FBS wide receivers.

Nabers earned the highest grade at the position in 2023 (93.1) as the center of one of college football’s most explosive offenses.

it comes down to

Nabers’ movement skills are rare, even at the NFL level. His ability to change direction while still accelerating makes him an open-target specialist, both on and off the field. His athleticism requires a defense to know where he stands as a future WR1 at all times.