Giants Have Inquired About Trading Up, Potentially For Drake Maye

Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that the Giants have inquired about trading up from the sixth pick in the draft and are potentially looking to select North Carolina QB Drake Maye.

Drake Maye

Ralph Vacchiano had previously reported that multiple NFL sources familiar with the Giants’ thinking say he is the prospect most likely to entice the Giants into making a major trade-up in the draft. 

One league source told Vacchiano if the Commanders don’t select Maye at No. 2 overall, the Giants would try to coax the Patriots into trading down with them from No. 3 to No. 6. 

Vacchiano adds it’s not clear if the Giants would be willing to be this aggressive for another prospect like LSU’s Jayden Daniels or Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy. He also points out that multiple sources expected the Commanders to select Maye with the No. 2 pick despite buzz connecting them to Daniels and even McCarthy. 

New York has done extensive work on this quarterback class, with official 30 visits, private workouts, and more with most of the top prospects.

The team still has veteran QB Daniel Jones under contract and has said he will start Week 1 if his rehab from a torn ACL continues to go well. Long-term, Jones’ status is in doubt, however. The Giants are picking ahead of all but five teams this year. Still, that might not be high enough to land a quarterback of the future. 

Maye, 21, is one of the best overall prospects in the 2024 draft class. He earned first-team All-ACC honors last season and was named the ACC Player of the Year in 2022. 

Some evaluators believe he’s the best quarterback in this class, despite the group including USC’s Caleb Williams.

During his three-year college career at UNC, Maye appeared in 30 games and completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 8,018 yards, 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,209 yards and 16 touchdowns. 

We’ll have more on the Giants and their plans with the No. 6 pick as the news is available. 

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  1. LOL!!!!!

    Are you kidding me?!

    GMEN GM Trader Joe Schoen is going to ‘mess-up’ the GMEN 2024 NFL DRAFT. Just like GMEN GM Trader Joe Schoen has done in his two previous GMEN NFL DRAFTS.

    The FACTS are GMEN GM Trader Joe Schoen does NOT know how to evaluate talent, especially players on the O-Line and D-Line.

    Also, GMEN GM Trader Joe Schoen has only had 5 decent GMEN Free Agent signings over his almost 3 years (not including homegrown talent) as GMEN GM, those FA Signings being,

    LB Bobby Okereke
    EDGE Brian Burns
    OL Jon Runyan Jr.
    OL Jermaine Eluemenor
    RB Devin Singletary

    If, the GMEN trade up for a QB at (#6), GMEN GM Trader Joe Schoen should be FIRED.

    The smart move would be to trade down and go after the Vikings two 1st rounders (#11) and (#23) and then some.

    I would then go after a CB (Kool-Aid McKinstry), DT (Jer’zhan Newton), or WR (Brian Thomas Jr.) at (#11). And QB Bo Nix at (#23).

    It’s not ‘rocket-science’!!!!!

    The GMEN need both starting caliber and depth players on both sides of the ball.
    And the GMEN currently own just 6 PICKS leading up to the 2024 NFL DRAFT.

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