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2024 NFL Draft watch: Giants hold No. 7 overall pick after loss to the Saints

The Giants rise in the draft order after loss

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The New York Giants hold the No. 7 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft following their 24-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The loss to the Saints brought the Giants’ winning streak to a screeching halt and likely put paid to the Giants’ playoff hopes. It did, however, help their position in the upcoming draft. The Giants had slipped to eighth overall following their win over the Green Bay Packers. A win over the Saints would have dropped the Giants out of the top 10 and down to 13th overall, between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Rams.

Instead, the Giants will stay in the top 10 for another week.

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The Giants were briefly at sixth overall, but both they and the New York Jets were jumped by the Chicago Bears following their loss to the Cleveland Browns.

While the Giants’ playoff chances were likely dashed by the loss, it does keep them in the range to potentially get a “Blue Chip” player.

They could choose from offensive players like LSU WR Malik Nabers, Washington WR Rome Odunze, FSU WR Keon Coleman, Penn State OT Olu Fashanu, or Notre Dame OT Joe Alt. Defenders like Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson, Clemson CB Nate Wiggins, or Illinois DL Jer’Zhan Newton could be in consideration, as well.

The Giants could also still be in the range where a quarterback could fall to them, or a trade up with the Arizona Cardinals might not be too expensive.

The Giants will now return home to East Rutherford, N.J, and get ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas.