The New York Giants secured a 10-7 victory against the New England Patriots this Sunday, improving them to 4-8 on the season but dropping them down in the draft order in the process.
2024 NFL Draft: Patriots Enter Top-2 While Commanders Overtake Giants For No. 5 Pick
While a win is always to be celebrated, the Giants’ season is all but over. Nevertheless, the Giants, who held the No. 5 overall pick prior to Week 12, now possess the No. 6 overall pick, according to Tankathon.
The Patriots have struggled all season and have climbed all the way up to the No. 2 slot, while the Washington Commanders took a 45-10 thrashing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, dropping them to 4-8 on the year and causing them to leapfrog the Giants at No. 5.
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What the Giants Have to Lose With Descent in the Order
The Giants have been actively scouting USC’s Caleb Williams and sent four scouts to watch UNC’s Drake Maye play against Clemson on Nov. 18. Both are projected to be top-five overall picks. The Giants, while not intentionally trying to lose, will need to see more defeats than wins over the last five games of the year if they want a shot at fortifying their depth chart at quarterback.
There are a host of other top-tier QB talents that are expected to come out in 2024, including Jayden Daniels (LSU) and Michael Penix Jr. (Washington), to name a few. The Giants will likely keep their eyes on the entire quarterback pool while also needing help on the offensive line.
The Giants will face the Green Bay Packers in their Week 13 outing on Dec. 11. The Giants have to watch out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, and Tennessee Titans, who are all 4-7. Should the Giants win next week and one or more of the three lose, New York could see a further descent in the order.