Report: Giants 'would love' to trade out of fifth pick

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The New York Giants have two of the first 10 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, and if they have their way they'll rid themselves of one.

New York owns pick Nos. 5 and 7, with No. 7 coming from Chicago via the draft day trade they made last season that allowed the Bears to select quarterback Justin Fields.

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But there's enough depth that the Giants theoretically could get something of use for one of the two picks while still being able to address one of their positional needs.

It should be little surprise, then, that NFL Draft analyst/insider Daniel Jeremiah told the "Pat McAfee Show" on Wednesday that the Giants would really like to get rid of the No. 5 pick.

"Everybody I've talked to wants to go in reverse," Jeremiah said. "I haven't found anybody that's in a hurry to go forward, so we'll see what happens. Usually when you have trade-ups, you're talking about quarterbacks and it just comes down to where everybody feels on these dudes. So, if you get somebody that loves a quarterback, the Carolina Panthers are picking at six, I know some people have mentioned Detroit with a quarterback early, I don't know that I'm buying that necessarily.

"So if you want one and you think Carolina might take one at six, then you've got to get to five. And everybody I've talked said the Giants would love to get out of the fifth pick. So that would be kind of an opportunity spot right there. I don't know if there's a quarterback really kind of worth it up there in this draft."

The last line from Jeremiah is what might ultimately hurt the Giants. Perhaps there's a different position someone wants to address and they'd strongly prefer not to risk losing out so they'd trade up, but most of the time you move up for a quarterback.

In our most recent mock draft, we don't have a quarterback going until Malik Willis at No. 8 to the Atlanta Falcons, then Kenny Pickett at No. 11. Maybe a team like the Falcons really fancies one of those two, who are the only quarterbacks that seem like a lock to go in the first round, and would try to move up to five so that they don't go to a divisional rival in the Panthers.

Who knows what team values who most. In any event, the Giants sound like they're open for business.

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