5 NY Giants who must prove they can’t be replaced after this season

Will these Giants players be able to deliver this campaign?
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1. WR Darius Slayton

When the Giants drafted Malik Nabers, the writing was on the wall for Darius Slayton. He likely would no longer be the team’s top receiving choice, after fighting his way into the good graces of Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen over the last couple of seasons. 

Outside of Nabers, the future of the Giants receiving corps is clear — the former LSU star will lead the way, with Wan’Dale Robinson and Jalin Hyatt filling the gaps. That leaves a limited amount of playing time for Slayton, maybe not in 2024, but beyond, it becomes murkier with each season. 

At minicamp, while Nabers was making highlight-reel catches, Slayton was sitting on the sidelines after suffering an apparent injury. The best ability is availability, and Slayton wasn’t able to practice, and was forced to watch the new Giants trio go viral for their head-turning plays in the meantime.

Alas, Slayton could very well shock Giants fans once again, and pace the team’s wide receiving corps. He’s been in this position before, but with as much talent as New York has added to the group over the last year and change, he’ll be hard pressed to do so.