2) WR Darius Slayton
Jones’ favorite target in the passing game since they both arrived as rookies last spring, Slayton hasn’t just emerged as the Giants’ leading receiver, but also the offense’s only consistent game-altering weapon.
Slayton has caught 27 passes in 45 targets for 429 yards and three touchdowns. He’s currently on pace to catch 61 passes for 980 yards and six touchdowns , which would be a significant step forward in each statistical category other than touchdowns from his output as a fifth-round rookie in 2019.
With apologies to Dexter Lawrence, consistently among the Giants’ most dominant and disruptive defenders, Slayton might be the best overall selection made during Dave Gettleman’s tenure as general manager.
At issue for the Giants is that Slayton can’t be the only reliable weapon in Jones’ arsenal for this offense to be effective. It is fair to wonder even how much more productive Slayton would have the potential to be, if the Giants had another deep threat lined up opposite him, possibly acquired ahead of next week’s trade deadline.