Malik Nabers selected Sixth Overall by the New York Giants

The New York Giants have a franchise-altering playmaker after landing Malik Nabers
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers stands on the red carpet ahead / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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LSU Football Wide Receiver Malik Nabers has been selected sixth overall by the New York Giants. Nabers becomes the second-highest draft selection at wide receiver in LSU History trailing only Ja'Marr Chase who was selected fifth overall. Nabers will join fellow LSU Alumni Cordale Flott and Jalen Mills on the team.

Nabers showed up to the NFL Draft in an incredible suit bought by wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton Jr:

If there's one comparison you're going to hear during Malik Nabers rookie season it'll be Odell Beckham Jr as Nabers will look to replicate his success in the Big Apple. Beckham Jr holds the Giants' rookie receiving record with 1,305 yards and the touchdowns record with 12.

Nabers spoke on landing in New York before the Draft saying the following:

"Going to New York, it wouldn't be a bad idea. The quarterback situation, I know they're going to figure it out, especially if they have a caliber receiver coming like me. They're going to want to get me the ball, so I'm sure they're going to want to have a quarterback that can do that."

Malik Nabers

The Quarterback Nabers is referring to is Giants quarterback Daniel Jones a former sixth overall selection himself. Jones is coming off of a season where he was lackluster while dealing with a neck injury all season before tearing his ACL. In all likelihood, this will be the only season Nabers is paired with Jones as the team reportedly was trying to move up in the NFL Draft for Drake Maye or JJ McCarthy.

Nabers joins an underwhelming offense as the Giants lost their top weapon Saquon Barkley to the rival Eagles while tight end Darren Waller is contemplating retirement. In the receiving room, Nabers may be the team's top receiver as the Giants' top receiver Darius Slayton is holding out in hopes of a new contract.

The Giants do have some exciting young receivers alongside Nabers that will hopefully elevate the offense in 2024. Jalin Hyatt won the Biletnikoff trophy before becoming a third-round selection for the team recording 23 catches for 323 yards as a rookie. Former Second-Round pick, Wan'Dale Robinson had an impressive showing in his return from an ACL tear with 60 catches for 525 yards and a touchdown.

If this Giants offense is going to be successful in 2024 Daniel Jones will need to be healthy and improved. Jones started six games last season before tearing his ACL, the Giants went 1-5 in those games getting outscored 183 to 68 averaging just 11.33 points per game with Jones.

Malik Nabers can transform this Giants offense

The New York Giants haven't had a wide receiver of Malik Nabers caliber since the team traded away LSU Alum Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants receiving core instantly has a top wide receiver now after drafting Malik Nabers. If he can be the difference maker he was at LSU then the Giants offense may look more like it's 2022 playoff form rather than it's awful 2023 state. The biggest concern for both Nabers and the Giants will be if Daniel Jones suffers an injury again but, Drew Lock is a capable backup and the Giants are a team that may target Michael Penix Jr or Bo Nix on day two.

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