Is it too early to talk about the 2023 NFL draft? No, not when you’re a rebuilding team such as the New York Giants.
In Draft Wire’s latest 2023 mock from analyst Luke Easterling, the Giants will be drafting in the top 10 again next year and this time they will be taking a quarterback.
6. New York Giants | Kentucky QB Will Levis
The Giants didn’t pick up Daniel Jones’ fifth-year option, so if they end up with a top-10 pick next year, he’s clearly not the answer. Levis has the talent to rise up the draft board with a strong 2023 campaign.
Jones is in a make-or-break situation this season and it looks like Easterling doesn’t believe Jones will make the necessary progress for the Giants to retain him.
Levis, a solid 6-foot-3 and 232 pounds, transferred from Penn State to Kentucky in 2020 and started all 13 games last year for the Wildcats, completing 233 of 353 passes for 2,827 yards with 24 touchdown passes. He was also a threat on the ground, running for 376 yards and nine touchdowns on 107 attempts.
The Giants seem to be on a treadmill to nowhere but could be on the verge of ending that run. They need to either embrace Jones or get past him. If they do move on, Levis could be their guy.