As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the New York Giants.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Giants Draft Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Defensive Back
  2. Wide Receiver
  3. Defensive Line

What Picks Do the New York Giants Have in 2024?

The New York Giants have 6 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (6)
  • Round 2 (47)
  • Round 3 (70)
  • Round 4 (107)
  • Round 5 (166)
  • Round 6 (183)

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New York Giants Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Giants Sharp Draft Value Rank: 11 of 32 teams
  • Giants AV Model Draft Value Rank: 8 of 32 teams
  • Giants OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 16 of 32 teams

New York Giants Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Giants’ draft value is 3% higher than the league average of all 32 teams. 10 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

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New York Giants Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Giants selecting Malik Nabers (WR, LSU) with the 6th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Giants could target a quarterback like J.J. McCarthy (QB, Michigan) with their top pick at No. 6 overall in the first round.

New York Giants Strength of Schedule, 2024

The New York Giants have the 13th-hardest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

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New York Giants Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the New York Giants, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Giants Offense Infographic

Quarterback Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Daniel Jones
  2. Drew Lock
  3. Tommy DeVito

After inking a four-year extension last offseason, the 2023 season was a lost one for Daniel Jones.

Jones only appeared in six games with the team going 1-5 in those games.

While on the field, Jones only averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt (45th out of 48 quarterbacks to have 100 or more attempts) with two touchdowns.

After throwing just five interceptions on 472 passes in 2022, Jones threw six interceptions on his 160 passes last season.

Jones missed time early in the season due to a neck injury and then was officially shut down for the season after an ACL injury the first week of November.

That late-season injury could impact his availability to start the season.

Through five seasons, we still have more questions than answers surrounding Jones as a potential franchise quarterback.

Jones does carry a $69 million dead cap hit this season, but the team can realistically move on if they feel necessary after this year.

Jones has dead cap hits of $22.2 million (but saving $19.4 million in cap space) and $11.1 million (saving $47.5 million in cap space) in the two years of his deal after this season.

I believe the Giants want to see what Jones looks like paired with a potential lead wideout, but his injury history and current contract cloud the situation with them having one foot in and one foot out.

If one of the top quarterbacks does happen to slide in this draft, it should not be off the table for the Giants to entertain making a move.

That remains a lower percentage outcome, however.

If Jones is slowed down or is not ready to start the season due to his knee injury, the team added veteran Drew Lock on a one-year deal while Tommy DeVito remains signed for 2024.

DeVito made six starts as a rookie, going 3-3 in those games.

Running Back Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Devin Singletary
  2. Gary Brightwell
  3. Deon Jackson
  4. Eric Gray
  5. Joshua Corbin

The Giants will have a new feel to them in 2024 after Saquon Barkley left the team via free agency.

Barkley was a workhorse back the past two seasons, accounting for 640 touches while the rest of the running backs on the roster totaled 224 touches.

In part of the efforts to replace Barkley, the team added Devin Singletary, who was with Brian Daboll in Buffalo when he was drafted.

Singletary has gone over 1,000 total yards in each of the past three seasons.

Last year with Houston, he handled a career-high 246 touches for 1,091 yards and four touchdowns.

As a runner, Singletary was 26th among all rushers with 100 or more rushes in EPA per rush (-0.07), and 30th in success rate (35.6%).

While his efficiency was still pedestrian, both of those rates were above Barkley’s last season.

For as bad as Singletary’s offensive line was in Houston, this one in New York could be worse.

Singletary averaged 1.31 yards before contact per rush last season while Barkley averaged 0.98 yards. After contact, Barkley averaged 2.91 yards while Singletary averaged 2.85 yards.

Singletary was never used as an outright workhorse under Daboll in Buffalo.

He did not break the bank coming to New York, carrying cap hits of $3.8 million and $6.2 million over the next two seasons.

There is nothing on the current depth chart that looks like a current threat to Singletary leading this backfield in 2024, but the team should still be actively looking to add talent and competition here.

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Darius Slayton
  2. Wan’Dale Robinson
  3. Jalin Hyatt
  4. Isaiah Hodgins
  5. Isaiah McKenzie
  6. Miles Boykin
  7. Lawrence Cager
  8. Gunner Olszewski
  9. Bryce Ford-Wheaton
  10. Chase Cota
  11. Dennis Houston

This wide receiver unit was once again at the bottom of the league in terms of output in 2023.

New York wideouts combined for 184 receptions (22nd) for 2,059 yards (28th) and nine touchdowns (tied for 27th).

Their collective 11.2 yards per catch ranked 29th.

Darius Slayton led the team in receiving yards (770) for the second straight season. He has led the team in receiving yards now in four of his five NFL seasons despite never reaching 800 yards in any of those seasons.

Slayton has never been a huge target earner but is an effective downfield threat.

Since entering the league in 2019, Slayton’s 15.1 yards per catch rank ninth among all wide receivers in the league.

He has averaged 37.0 yards per reception on throws 20 yards or more downfield. The only wide receivers that have averaged more yards per catch on those throws with as many receptions are A.J. Brown (40.8), Mike Williams (38.7), and Stefon Diggs (37.8).

Slayton is only under contract for this upcoming season.

The only wideouts on the roster signed beyond this season are Wan’Dale Robinson, Jalin Hyatt, and Bryce Ford-Wheaton.

Robinson has averaged 3.8 and 4.0 receptions per game over his first two seasons in the NFL but has only averaged 9.9 and 8.8 yards per catch with two total touchdowns.

He has only averaged 5.5 air yards per target over his two seasons in the league. The only wide receivers with a lower depth of target to run as many routes as Robinson over the past two seasons are Deebo Samuel and Rondale Moore.

Robinson still has two more years on his rookie contract but is more of a contributor to an offense versus someone to funnel a passing game through.

Jalin Hyatt was used as the complete inverse of Robinson during his rookie season.

Hyatt averaged 21.0 air yards per target in 2023, the most of any wide receiver in the NFL, let alone rookies.

45.0% of his targets were thrown 20 or more yards downfield, the highest rate among wide receivers in the league.

Being paired with anemic quarterback play did Hyatt zero favors with his reliance on deep targets alone.

Hyatt only averaged 0.96 yards per route run, which was 17th among all rookie wide receivers last season.

Because he was only used as a one-trick pony, Hyatt was only targeted on 10.3% of his routes, which ranked 25th out of 27 rookie wideouts to run 100 or more routes last season.

There is room for both Robinson and Hyatt to expand their diversity in usage moving forward, but as both stand right now, they each have a niche that would be elevated surrounding a true alpha receiver.

The Giants should be in a prime position to do that at No. 6 overall in this draft.

Tight End Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Darren Waller
  2. Daniel Bellinger
  3. Chris Manhertz
  4. Jack Stoll
  5. Tyree Jackson

The Giants made an aggressive move to land Darren Waller last offseason.

They then were even more aggressive in banking on funneling their passing game through a 31-year-old tight end with a recent history of missed time due to soft tissue injuries.

All of the fears surrounding Waller’s injury history were proven as reality.

Waller did catch 52 passes and led the team with a target on 20.8% of his routes, but he once again missed a ton of time.

Waller started the season with a hamstring issue from the preseason. He then picked up a groin injury on top of that in the season, missing five games in total.

At the end of the season, Waller averaged just 10.6 yards per catch, his fewest yards per catch since 2016, before he was even a regular player on the field.

He also only caught one touchdown, his fewest in a season since 2018, which was the same.

Waller has not played a full season since 2020, missing 18 games over the past three seasons.

There were some early offseason whispers that Waller was even considering retirement, which remains up in the air.

Waller will turn 32 in September.

He still has three seasons remaining on his current contract, but the Giants do have realistic outs from this point forward.

The only other tight end on the roster under contract past this season is Daniel Bellinger, who still has two seasons remaining on his rookie contract.

Through two NFL seasons, Bellinger has 55 receptions for 523 yards and two touchdowns.

Offensive Line Depth Chart, Giants:

LT: Andrew Thomas, Yodny Cajuste
LG: Aaron Stinnie, Joshua Ezeudu
C: John Michael Schmitz Jr, Austin Schlottmann, Jimmy Morrissey
RG: Jon Runyan, Marcus McKethan, Jalen Mayfield
RT: Jermaine Eluemunor, Evan Neal, Matt Nelson

The offensive line was a problem area for the Giants once again in 2023.

The Giants allowed 85 sacks last season, the second-most in league history behind the 1986 Eagles (104).

That was 20 more than the next closest team in the league.

Their quarterbacks were pressured on 42.5% of their dropbacks, which was 31st in the league.

As a team, the Giants ranked 31st in ESPN’s run block win rate (67%) and 24th in pass block win rate (53%).

At Pro Football Focus, they ranked 30th in run blocking grade and dead last in pass blocking grade as a team.

No offensive lineman on the roster played in all 17 games while only one (Ben Bredeson) appeared in more than 13 games.

The Giants had just one offensive line combination play more than 70 snaps together on the season.

The team was forced to pull Justin Pugh from free agency, who then was second on the team in snaps among linemen.

The two players who led the offensive line in snaps last season (Bredeson and Pugh) are not currently on the roster.

The lone ray of sunshine on this unit is Andrew Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas missed seven games due to a hamstring issue.

When on the field, Thomas allowed a team-low 4.7% pressure rate.

After a disappointing rookie season, Thomas has established himself as one of the best tackles in the league and is locked up on a five-year contract that runs through 2028.

While Thomas turned his career around after early struggles, the same was not true for Evan Neal.

Neal only appeared in seven games due to an ankle injury. But over his sample on the field, he allowed a 10.4% pressure rate, which was 90th among all offensive tackles.

Neal ranked 83rd in pass blocking grade among tackles after ranking 86th as a rookie.

There are rumblings that Neal may be better moving to guard because he currently is not a lock to start at right tackle again this season.

This offensive line is a work in progress, but the Giants have been active this offseason in adding competition to the front.

They have added Jon Runyan, Jermaine Eluemunor, Aaron Stinne, and Austin Schlottmann in free agency.

Runyan will surely start at right guard while Eluemunor should immediately push to start at right tackle.

Runyan has started 50 games for the Packers over the past three seasons,

His 3.9% pressure rate allowed ranked 14th among guards last season, but he was 48th among all guards in overall grade at Pro Football Focus.

That was tied with Stinnie.

Stinnie had his first season as a starter last year in Tampa Bay. He started 11 games after just one career start over his first four years in the league.

Runyan also was 37th in overall grade among guards in 2022.

Eluemunor has started 31 games for the Raiders at right tackle over the past two seasons.

His 5.3% pressure rate allowed was 25th among tackles in 2023.

The Giants have done a good amount of work here adding bodies. There is a question about how much front-end talent was added here, but this unit has an extremely low bar to clear in being better in 2024 than it was a year ago.

I do believe their additions at least allow them to push off using a ton of immediate draft capital on the line.

If Neal does not move to left guard, then adding interior depth is on the table during the draft. If Neal does make the move inside, then the team will need to add depth at right tackle.

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New York Giants Defense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Raymond Summerlin breaks down the defensive depth chart by position for the New York Giants, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Giants Defense Infographic

Defensive Line Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Dexter Lawrence
  2. Rakeem Nunez-Roches
  3. Jordan Phillips
  4. D.J. Davidson
  5. Jordon Riley
  6. Timmy Horne
  7. Ryder Anderson

The Giants gave up 4.6 yards per carry against running back runs (30th) and finished 29th in yards before contact allowed per rush in 2023.

They were 30th in ESPN’s run stop win rate despite the presence of run-stuffer A’Shawn Robinson, who left in free agency.

Dexter Lawrence is still around and is coming off yet another outstanding season.

Lawrence did not shine in the sack department, nabbing just 4.5, but his 15.3% pressure rate is outstanding for an interior rusher.

Lawrence ranked third in ESPN’s pass rush win rate among defensive tackles.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches was the weak link of this group last season and currently sits second on the depth chart.

He logged pressure on just 3.1% of his pass rush snaps while struggling against the run.

The Giants added Jordan Phillips late in the free agent process.

Phillips kicked in 2.5 sacks with an 8.4% pressure rate last season for the Bills, but he has never really be a factor against the run.

He is best used in a rotational role.

The group behind them is at best unproven.

Even with Phillips on board, this is an area of need for this defense.

EDGE Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Brian Burns
  2. Kayvon Thibodeaux
  3. Azeez Ojulari
  4. Boogie Basham
  5. Benton Whitley
  6. Tomon Fox
  7. Jeremiah Martin

The Giants finished 29th in pressure rate last season despite blitzing on nearly 50% of their snaps.

They ranked 28th with 34 sacks.

Looking at those numbers, it is not a surprise the Giants spent big to bring in Brian Burns.

Burns’ pressure rate has not been outstanding throughout his career, but he has consistently produced sacks.

He has at least 7.5 sacks in every season of his career and averaged 9.2 per year over his rookie contract.

While his pressure numbers are not always great, Burns did finish 11th in ESPN’s pass rush win rate among edge defenders last season.

Kayvon Thibodeaux also has struggled with his pressure rate thus far in his career, but he was able to produce 11.5 sacks as a sophomore.

The Giants will need both to get more consistent pressure moving forward given the investment, but this is undoubtedly an improved unit.

Azeez Ojulari’s struggles to stay on the field continued last season, with the pass rusher logging 423 snaps in 11 appearances.

His pressure rate also fell off when on the field, and he ended up with 2.5 sacks.

New York spent big and is set atop the depth chart here, but they might want to add a little more depth given Ojulari’s injury history.

Linebacker Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Bobby Okereke
  2. Micah McFadden
  3. Isaiah Simmons
  4. Darrian Beavers
  5. Matthew Adams
  6. Carter Coughlin
  7. Dyontae Johnson

Bobby Okereke and Micah McFadden dominated the snaps at linebacker last season, combining to play 1,865.

Signed to a big deal last offseason, Okereke lived up to the billing in his first season with the Giants.

He recorded a tackle on 20.9% of the run snaps he faced and was outstanding in coverage. He also added 2.5 sacks.

Heading into his age-28 season with three years left on his deal, Okereke should remain a cornerstone of this defense for several years.

McFadden was not quite at the same level, but he took on a bigger role as a sophomore and took a step forward on the field.

McFadden improving again this season would give the Giants a very good duo at linebacker.

There was not much room for other linebackers last season, but the Giants brought back Isaiah Simmons, who played 378 snaps a season ago.

With Simmons back as depth, this unit looks ready to go.

Cornerback Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Deonte Banks
  2. Nick McCloud
  3. Cor’Dale Flott
  4. Darnay Holmes
  5. Tre Hawkins III
  6. Aaron Robinson
  7. Stantley Thomas-Oliver
  8. Kaleb Hayes

The Giants gave up 7.1 yards per pass attempt (18th) and were 11th in EPA per dropback last season.

AdoreeJackson is still unsigned after he played 792 snaps on defense last season.

2023 first-rounder Deonte Banks was the other primary corner for the Giants.

There were some down moments for Banks, but he gave up a solid 6.3 yards per target when it was all said and done.

He is locked in atop the depth chart moving forward.

For the second season in a row, Nick McCloud played pretty well when given the opportunity, allowing a solid 83.9 NFL passer rating in his coverage, but he played limited snaps.

Cor’Dale Flott was not a standout as the slot corner, 2023 sixth-rounder Tre Hawkins struggled on limited snaps, Darnay Holmes primarily played on special teams, and Aaron Robinson sat out the entire season.

There is an argument the Giants need two starters at corner, making it a significant need.

Safety Depth Chart, Giants:

  1. Jason Pinnock
  2. Jalen Mills
  3. Dane Belton
  4. Gervarrius Owens

Xavier McKinney was one of the best players on the Giants’ defense last season, but he signed a big-money deal with the Packers in free agency.

Jason Pinnock was the other primary option at safety.

He was solid across the board, allowing 7.5 yards per target in coverage, but he is not at the same level as McKinney.

The Giants brought in Jalen Mills, who has spent time at both corner and safety throughout his career.

He was fine in a rotational role with the Patriots last season, but he is also not a real replacement.

A fourth-round pick in 2022, Dane Belton has not shined in limited snaps so far in his career.

Gervarrius Owens only played on special teams as a rookie.

It was always going to be difficult for the Giants to replace McKinney, but they need to do more than sign Mills.

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