June 24, 2024

This offseason, the New York Giants may need to trade for a new quarterback. The G-Men, who selected sixth overall in the draft, will probably be out of reach for the best quarterback prospects in the class, though. This may require the team to look outside the box when it comes to finding a new rookie signal-caller.

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If the Giants strike out on the first-round quarterback prospects, they could choose to draft one in the middle rounds. A recent mock draft by Pro Football Focus’ Trevor Sikkema had the Giants doing exactly that, taking South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler in Round 4.

Sikkema had the Giants go back around to the quarterback position in Round 4, selecting Rattler with the 104th overall pick in the draft, after the team had addressed the offensive line in the first round of this mock draft:

“If the Giants don’t select a quarterback in the first round to replace Daniel Jones right away, they would be prudent to invest in a developing quarterback with starting-caliber potential to play behind him next season.”

Sikkema said Rattler “has been a much-improved player since his transfer.” Rattler spent his first three collegiate seasons at Oklahoma playing under head coach Lincoln Reilly before transferring to South Carolina after losing his starting job to projected No. 1 overall pick Caleb Williams (who then followed Reilly to USC).

“Despite playing behind two of the least efficient offensive lines in the country over the last two years, Rattler has been a good decision-maker and lowered his turnover-worthy play rate against pressure and from a clean pocket,” Sikkema writes. “He has improved enough to deserve a shot at an NFL job.”

“If the Giants don’t select a quarterback in the first round to replace Daniel Jones right away, they would be prudent to invest in a developing quarterback with starting-caliber potential to play behind him next season.”

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