Julian Edelman’s Breakdown of the 2024 NFL Draft and Partnership with Bud Light

Julian Edelman breaks down the upcoming NFL Draft

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Less than one week remains until the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit. Twenty-nine of the 32 NFL teams have a first-round pick on Thursday night, and one of them — the New York Giants — has a major decision to make on the offensive side of the ball.

The Giants, who hold the No. 6 overall pick, will either need to draft a new quarterback or a top wide receiver to improve a passing offense that was among the league’s worst last year.

Quarterback Daniel Jones performance was poor in his first year on a four-year contract extension, even before an ACL tear cut his season short. New York’s lead receiver — for the fourth time in five years — was Darius Slayton. The Giants haven’t had any pass-catcher surpass 800 yards in a season since trading Odell Beckham Jr. after the 2018 season.

NFL draft analysts across the web have New York going one of these two directions in the first round. Here’s how their latest mock drafts look:

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2024 NFL Draft: Giants prediction

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Middlehurst-Schwartz writes: “John Mara has given Big Blue brass the green light to make a bold move for a quarterback if there’s one to leadership’s liking. Regardless of whether the team actually pursues that route, there’s a clear mandate to waken a dormant passing attack. The electric Nabers can do exactly that for a receiving corps that could lose tight end Darren Waller, who is still mulling retirement.”

Max Chadwick & Dalton Wasserman, Pro Football Focus: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

PFF writes: “Odunze brings a different and much-needed element to New York’s receiver room as someone who can go up and get it. His 21 contested catches were four more than the next-closest FBS receiver in 2023. Odunze would be WR1 in many classes; it just so happens that he’s in a draft with two of the better receiver prospects in recent memory.”

Mel Kiper Jr. & Field Yates, ESPN: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Yates writes, “A trade up was contemplated, but a prohibitive price made such a move less appealing, and Nabers’ explosive traits would be such a welcome addition to the Giants’ offense. His ability to stress defenses both vertically and after the catch makes him one of the best players in the class.”

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan (trade up to No. 4 with Arizona)

Reuter writes: “McCarthy wasn’t required to throw the ball 40 times per game at Michigan thanks to the team’s effective ground game, but he showed himself capable of threading passes into tight windows, moving effectively within the pocket and running for big gains when given the chance.”

Tyler Sullivan, CBS Sports: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Sullivan writes, “The Giants could flirt with the idea of taking a QB at No. 6 if McCarthy was still on the board, but with the Vikings trading up ahead of them, they address a massive need by adding an elite pass catcher in Nabers.”

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2024 NFL Draft: How to watch on cable TV and streaming

  • When: April 25-27, 2024
  • Where: Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
  • Cable: ESPN, ABC, NFL Network
  • Streaming: NFL+; ESPN+; Hulu+ Live TV; fuboTV

HOW TO WATCH: Catch all seven rounds of the draft with a subscription to fuboTV

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2024-04-21 16:54:02
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