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Charles Davis Projects This Player to Giants at No. 6

Davis thinks the Giants go after this specific quarterback to eventually replace Daniel Jones.

With the 2024 NFL Draft just under 50 days away, plenty of rumors are swirling about what each team will do in the first round. And as far as the New York Giants are concerned, the overall consensus has been quarterback or bust. draft analyst Charles Davis echoed that sentiment in the first edition of his mock draft, as he has the Giants selecting Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy at No. 6, a selection that is sure to ruffle some feathers among the Giants fan base.

McCarthy, whom sources say the Giatns have done a lot of due diligence on this off-season, has been rising draft boards, but there is still a widespread opinion that No. 6 is too high for him. Not Davis, however, believes McCarthy should sit for a year behind incumbent Daniel Jones before fully taking over the helm in 2025.

McCarthy threw for 2,991 yards with 22 touchdowns and four interceptions last season for the Wolverines en route to helping them to a National Championship. He’ll need some time to develop and shouldn’t be thrown into the mix immediately.

McCarthy isn’t a spectacular athlete like USC's Caleb Williams, UNC's Drake Maye, or LSU's Jayden Daniels. But he can work the quick game well and does well throwing routes over the middle of the field. He struggles with accuracy, especially outside the numbers. He doesn’t quite have the touch to deliver on deeper passes and struggles with consistency.

It’s going to take some time for McCarthy to develop, and he could certainly do that under the tutelage of head coach Brian Daboll, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, and quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney, all of whom expedited the development of undrafted rookie free agent Tommy DeVito last season.

McCarthy to the Giants at No. 6 might not be the popular pick among Giants fans, but he has some tools that could benefit Daboll and company to work with.