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The New York Giants stayed put at No. 6 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, but it wasn’t due to a lack of trying.

According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Giants included a 2025 first-round pick in their offer to the New England Patriots for the No. 3 overall pick, hoping to grab North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye.

That wasn’t enough to move the needle for the Patriots, who wound up taking Maye themselves with the third pick. But the interest the Giants showed was real with reports surfacing before the draft that they were trying to move up.

Instead, the Giants wound up staying put at No. 6 overall even with Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy available. With that pick, they took wide receiver Malik Nabers out of LSU.

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Nabers will bring the type of alpha mentality the Giants haven’t had at the wide receiver position since Odell Beckham Jr., a fellow LSU product. While Beckham’s tenure with the Giants had its ups and downs, it’s difficult to deny the impact he had on the football field.

This essentially turned out to be a win-win for the Giants. If they moved up, they would have gotten the quarterback they wanted. They didn’t and still were able to land a blue-chip prospect in Nabers, who immediately becomes the Giants WR1.

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