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Would Giants draft Chase Young or move down if they landed No. 1 pick?

Joe Burrow is the consensus No. 1 pick for the time being if the Bengals hold the pick. But what if the Giants ended up No. 1?

Chase Young of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts on the field in the Big Ten Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals have had a hold of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for some time now, but these final three weeks will offer some challenges. They’ll likely lose next week to New England, but they finish the season with a road game against Miami and a home game against Cleveland. They will be underdogs in both games, but wins are at least in the realm of possible.

If the New York Giants lose tonight to the Philadelphia Eagles, they’ll be one game back heading into the final three weeks. They have a decidedly weaker strength of schedule, so if they were to move into a tie with Cincinnati at some point, the Giants would claim the top pick.

That’s where things get interesting. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been consistently mocked to the Bengals with the top pick, but what if the Giants ended up No. 1 overall? They are committed to Daniel Jones as their top pick as far as we can tell. Maybe they pull a 2019 Cardinals and deal Jones away if they really like Burrow, but for now it seems like they will not be looking for a quarterback.

Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young would appear to be the favorite for the pick, but could the Giants look to move down? If they’re drafting No. 1, a move down makes a lot of sense given how badly someone might value Burrow. But if they’re drafting No. 2, would they be willing to move down for someone who might covet Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts or anybody else?

There’s a loooooong way to go in this process, but the quarterback position often makes teams do crazy things in the draft. A team looking to move up to secure the guy they hope is their future could do some wild stuff to make that happen — and the Giants could be the beneficiaries.