New York Giants (No. 5 and No. 7 overall)
When it comes to who could swipe a quarterback in the first round, the Giants have to be discussed. The previous front office selected Daniel Jones in the top 10 of the 2019 NFL Draft and his career hasn’t gone well to this point.
New Giants head coach Brian Daboll has said he’s committed to Jones but of course he’s going to say that. The fact of the matter is that the G-Men have two top 10 picks in the draft and very well could spend one of them on Jones’ eventual replacement.
It’s hard not to look at the Giants as a team who could spoil the Saints’ chances at getting a first-round quarterback because they’re armed with two picks early on.
Carolina Panthers (No. 6 overall)
Sandwiched in between the Giants’ two picks is the Panthers, who also find themselves in a quarterback conundrum. They traded for Sam Darnold last offseason and added former No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton midway through the 2021 season but neither guy wowed in the role.
Darnold looked like the same guy who saw ghosts in New York and Newton looked washed up. With Matt Rhule on the hot seat entering this season, it makes perfect sense that he’s interested in adding a quarterback in the first round of the draft.
If the Giants don’t go with a signal-caller at pick No. 5, the Panthers might have their choice of who they want to hand the reins to.