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2019 5th round pick Darius Slayton, WR for the New York Giants, emerged as one of the best rookie receivers in the 2019 season. The youngster had 48 receptions for 740 yards along with a rookie-leading 8 touchdown receptions last year. He didn’t slow down in the Giants 2020 opener vs. the Steelers either, as he hauled in 2 TDs and racked up 102 yards.

I believe that it is time to start putting some respect on Darius Slayton’s name. 

The New York Giants need to start throwing the ball to Slayton more. The 23-year old WR has proven that he has what it takes to be a great player in the NFL. He’s got good route running ability paired with great speed and good hands. He can make big plays, and he’s also the best deep threat the Giants have. While Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Evan Engram are all nice weapons, none of them have been able to stay healthy and consistent.

I believe that Darius Slayton can be and should be the Giants WR1 for the remainder of the season and quite possibly numerous years to come. If Slayton gets more targets, there’s no doubt that his impact on the Giant’s offense skyrockets. He’s got the talent, now the Giants just have to use it.

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