Giants were high on Bears rookie Rome Odunze during pre-draft process

Before the Chicago Bears step into the “Hard Knocks” spotlight this summer, the New York Giants are the focal point during the first-ever offseason edition of HBO’s hit show.

In the second episode, the focus shifted to the pre-draft process and the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, where the Giants met with some top prospects including now Bears rookies quarterback Caleb Williams and wide receiver Rome Odunze.

New York drafted LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers with the sixth overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft. But during Tuesday’s episode, it certainly appears that the Giants general manager Joe Schoen was high on Odunze, who was selected at No. 9 by Chicago.

We also caught a glimpse of Odunze’s combine meeting with Giants brass, where he talked about his versatility as a receiver, his high standards and his leadership ability in the locker room.

Odunze was the third receiver drafted this year, but he would’ve been WR1 in any other draft (with Arizona’s Marvin Harrison Jr. and Nabers going 1-2).

Bears general manager Ryan Poles certainly seemed concerned New York would draft Odunze at No. 6, which was spotlighted in a behind-the-scenes look inside of Chicago’s draft room on night one. But

Ultimately, the 2024 NFL draft couldn’t have gone any better for the Bears, who landed their top two players in Williams and Odunze. When all is said and done, could the Giants wind up regretting not drafting Odunze? Only time will tell.

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Title: Giants were high on Bears rookie Rome Odunze during pre-draft process
Author: Alyssa Barbieri

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