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Jordan Reid Addresses Giants' Offensive Needs in Latest Two-Round Mock

The New York Giants have many needs that need to be addressed. However, they are easy to identify, and with premium picks in the NFL Draft, they are also fixable.

The New York Giants need help at the wide receiver and quarterback positions. ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Jordan Reid predicts the Giants will take care of both positions by adding a new offensive duo with their first two picks, starting by selecting Rome Odunze, one of the top receivers available with the sixth overall pick. 

The Giants' receiver group has a bunch of complementary options but lacks a WR1; only Darius Slayton cleared 600 yards last season..Odunze could quickly change that, as he has shown signs of dominant play on the outside. He is sure-handed and can beat coverage in multiple ways. His aggressive "my ball" mentality helped him tie for the most contested catches (24) in the FBS last season, routinely hauling in passes in tight coverage.

Reid believes the Giants will add their quarterback of the future with their first pick in the second round and select the University of Oregon's Bo Nix. The quarterback would be unlikely to beat out Daniel Jones for the starting position but could be who the Giants turn to if they decide to part ways with Jones in the future. 

In this scenario, the Giants missed out on the QBs at the top of the draft, but why not take a chance on a Day 2 option to get some competition for Daniel Jones (who is coming off a torn ACL)? The accuracy and decisiveness of Nix pairs well with offensive coordinator Mike Kafka's scheme. Nix threw 45 TD passes and three interceptions in 2023 while completing 77.4% of his passes.

The Giants also have the 47th overall pick in the draft, which allows them to address two pressing needs on their offense and also add to a defense that has potential. Reid notes the Giants could replace defensive lineman Leonard Williams, traded to Seattle last year, with the draft pick they got in return for him by drafting Florida State University defensive tackle Braden Fiske. 

Fiske was a huge combine winner after leading all defensive tackles in the 40 (4.78), vertical (33.5 inches) and broad jump (9-foot-9). He is a high-energy and disruptive interior defender who could create havoc as a complement to Dexter Lawrence II. I would not be surprised if Fiske is ultimately drafted much higher than this spot.