CODY LATIMER and DARIUS SLAYTON
Somewhat typical of the receiver competition in East Rutherford, Latimer brings something completely different to the party when it comes to his recognized vertical threat. Something that may well become of great significance in light of the Giants’ recent woes.
Injuries hindered his 2019 campaign, but the former Denver Bronco showed flashes of his value as a deep threat, namely with his stunning one-handed touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys. He all-but replicated the catch with another exquisite grab later in the same game to take his team inside the 10.
Much like Coleman did, he offers welcomed special teams ability.
Rookie Darius Slayton is currently struggling with a hamstring issue but remains one to keep tabs on this summer, with his 4.39 effort in the 40-yard-dash laying claim to another potential deep threat.
Upon his arrival in New York, much of the praise surrounding the 22-year-old was directed towards his explosiveness and his route-running, while there were meanwhile questions over his ability to finish plays.
After putting a tough rookie mini-camp behind him, the Auburn product is out to prove he is more than just a speed merchant.
Should he quash doubts over his handling, the opportunity is there for him to threaten those No.3 and No.4 slots. Coach Shurmur himself alluded to Slayton as one of the most impressive performers across spring.