4 Giants who must elevate their game with Darren Waller likely gone

These Giants offensive players will benefit the most from Darren Waller retiring.
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3. WR Jalin Hyatt

Everyone is expecting a breakout performance this year from wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. During his rookie campaign, the former Tennessee receiver showed flashes of what he could do as a deep threat; however, he never really had the opportunity to become a consistent weapon for the Giants' offense.

In 2023, Hyatt had 23 receptions on 40 targets, 373 yards, averaging 16.2 yards per reception, and zero touchdowns in 17 games with the Giants. This year, the expectation is that the 2023 third-round pick will take the next step and become one of the team's most dangerous deep threats and route runners.

As a deep ball receiver, the offensive line should play a significant factor in Hyatt's performance this year. The offensive line plays an important role because it allows Hyatt more time to get downfield and it will give Daniel Jones more confidence.

The Giants upgraded their o-line this offseason with the additions of Jon Runyan Jr, Jermaine Eluemenor, and new offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo. That said, we can expect Hyatt to be targeted more in 2024 and play a crucial role for the Giants, especially with Waller no longer in the picture.