While all eyes are on Daniel Jones as he enters his third season, once again the Giants have another 2019 pick that has a lot to prove: Darius Slayton.
After an impressive new year with 48 receptions and eight goals in 740 yards, Slayton failed to consolidate their previous record last season. Although he still had 50 receptions for 751 yards, Slayton didn’t change that many chances.
This season will be an important time for him to recover. The Giants brought in two high-profile wide receivers in the first round, Kadarius Toney and free agent Kenny Golladay. They also added a first-round pick and former Bengals player John Ross.
Slayton is surprised that he is working alongside the new talent and sees them as a positive asset for the team.
“I’m excited about all the kids. I think you just accept the cheerful idea, ”he said.
Slayton told the new players he was not worried about wasting time on the field and had no plans to look for a new place on the field. Instead, it is focused on improving its performance.
During the minicamp, his speed and natural agility were evident in the exercises that caught the punt. His blunders and missed passes, which marked the 2020 season – falling six times last season and 19th in the league – were not clearly visible during Wednesday’s training session.
Either way, Slayton has to prove himself. Head coach Joe Judj said that before bringing in the called-up player, he would talk to the veterans in the same situation to inform the veterans of the decision and confirm the safety of their position. After this year’s call, he discussed Tony’s choice with longest-running giant Sterling Shepard. When asked, Slayton said he and the judge did not discuss how the new additions might affect him.
“We don’t see a threat or any substitute in this program. We strive to develop competition in this program and the best players will play, ”the referee said.
“As for Darius, everyone plays on their own.”