4. Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt
If some of the top receivers are already off the board by the time the Giants make their first-round selection, Jalin Hyatt might just be the guy for New York, as his speed and size are truly elite and would be a big game-changer for the offense.
Hyatt is an incredibly interesting player. While watching him play shows that he is full of talent, taking a more in-depth look at him shows that he needs more work than you would think. This is because of the system Hyatt played in at college, where he was just about only used as a vertical threat out of the slot.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as he was incredibly successful in this role, but it is very clear that he needs work as a route runner. While this isn’t something that will ruin his odds of being successful in the NFL, it will certainly help if he got better at it.
Through 12 games last season, Hyatt caught 67 passes for 1,267 yards and a ridiculous 15 touchdowns, winning the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the best receiver in college football. Among the highlights for him in 2022 was his performance against Alabama where he caught six passes for 207 yards and five touchdowns.
The Giants may already have their slot guy in Wan’Dale Robinson, however, Hyatt’s size can definitely open the door for him to play on the outside if need be. Regardless, we’re sure Brian Daboll can make things work in his offense.