5 New York Giants’ offensive players with something to prove
Darius Slayton WR
I don’t believe Darius Slayton was ever drafted to be a number one receiver.
Slayton has the tools. He has good hands, runs sharp routes, and has the speed to go over the top. Slayton had a fantastic rookie year and formed a great relationship with Daniel Jones.
He had his opportunity last year to show that he could be a number one guy and actually eclipsed his rookie numbers (except for touchdowns). Slayton never took over a game like a top tier receiver would do. The Giants are now entrenched with a true number one receiver in free agent pick up Kenny Golladay and that means Slayton will get more one on one coverage with most likely a second cornerback.
What Slayton needs to do is prove not that he can be the number one, but make plays with the opportunities he has given. Stretch the field and gain yards. That should be his role and with the pressure off he has a good chance of doing just that.