3. Darius Slayon is a star in the making
Despite putting together a very impressive rookie season, the 2019 fifth-round draft pick has still been considered at best a very strong #2 option. After last night, you’d be hard-pressed to try to argue that Darius Slayton doesn’t have all of the talent necessary to become a legit front-line receiver in this league.
Slayton had a monster night – five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. The Eagles had no answer for the speedster, and his slick move to beat two defenders on third and long at the end of the half – combined with a nasty stiff arm to propel himself into the end zone – was easily the highlight of the night.
Slayton now has three games with two touchdowns on the season, and in total has 659 yards and 7 TD’s. Initially thought to be just a speedster, the former Auburn Tiger has displayed an impressive route tree and the sky seems to be the limit for him.
He’s been one of the (very) few consistent, exciting playmakers on this 2019 New York Giants team, and might go down as Dave Gettleman’s single best move.