The Giants got their hands on Nassib by sending their 116th and 187th picks to Arizona in exchange for the Cardinals' fourth-rounder (110th overall). Regarded by NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell as the top QB in his class, Nassib becomes the first quarterback drafted by the Giants since Rhett Bomar was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 draft.
Nassib was connected to the Buffalo Bills during the pre-draft process. New Bills coach Doug Marrone coached Nassib at Syracuse, leading to speculation the quarterback would land in Orchard Park. The Bills threw a curveball, however, trading out of the pick before selecting Florida State EJ Manuel with the 21st overall choice.