4 NFL Draft regrets that could haunt the NY Giants in 2024

There are plenty of what-ifs in each draft, but which decisions will NY regret this year?
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1. Holding onto Darius Slayton despite trade rumors

Darius Slayton has been holding out from the team's voluntary offseason program due to ongoing drama with his contract situation. He is entering the second and final year of his deal and is looking to sign an extension with NY. Unfortunately for him, his potential replacement was taken in the first round of the draft, and there seems to be no rush to get him his contract.

Coming off a season where he recorded a career-high 770 yards, the former Auburn WR has a deep-rooted history with the Giants. He is tied for the longest-tenured player on the team and has served as a consistent target for Jones in recent years. However, the franchise has high hopes for young wideouts Wan'Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt, who have more of a place in NY's future than Slayton.

Schoen said that the team will not be trading Slayton despite the rumors. That statement might not hold true by the time the season begins, but there is a strong chance he enters the campaign as a member of the Giants. If Big Blue does plan on utilizing Robinson and Hyatt more, he would see a significant decrease in snaps and a limited role in the receiving room.

The front office likely could have pulled off a trade after they selected Nabers. A deal for Slayton could have included a fourth or fifth-round pick in the draft at the minimum. Instead, the Giants will be stuck with a player who has a limited role and might not even re-sign after this year.