Eagles trade gives GM Joe Schoen plenty to think about with Darius Slayton

Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton, NY Giants. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

An NFC East team trading a speedy wide receiver in exchange for a defensive back, you say? That’s exactly what we saw go down on Monday, with the Philadelphia Eagles trading former second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for cornerback Ugo Amadi.

Earlier in the day, a report dropped that Seattle was going to release Amadi, but they traded him instead. From the moment this trade made its way to Twitter, NY Giants fans have been calling for general manager Joe Schoen to take a lesson from this and make a similar move with Darius Slayton. Will that end up going down?

NY Giants trading Darius Slayton for CB help could end up happening

For months, Slayton has been linked with a potential trade, while there’s also been whispers of the team considering releasing him too to open up some more cap space. Either way, it feels like a long shot that Slayton will be with the team once the regular season arrives, as there’s WR depth, but the same can’t be said for the secondary.

The Giants are in desperate need of adding another body or two for the cornerbacks room. The glaring issue at the position was showcased in the preseason win over the New England Patriots, with Aaron Robinson having himself a performance to forget. If the Giants do trade Slayton, getting a CB in return must be a priority for Schoen.

Adoree Jackson’ is the CB1 and Darnay Holmes has been sensational as well from his slot CB spot. Other than that, though, there’s plenty to be desired from the rest of the group. While there’s some concern around the offensive line too due to injuries, there’s no question that CB help should be No. 1 on the list.

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There’s some free agents out there too that Schoen could be interested in going after, so we’ll have to wait and see if he decides to pick up the phone and sign someone instead of trading Slayton. With all of that said, a lot can happen in the next few weeks. We should know more about Slayton’s future soon enough, but this Eagles-Seahawks trade has opened the eyes of Big Blue nation.