5 NY Giants whose jobs are not safe after the 2024 NFL Draft

These five players have cloudy futures with the G-Men after the draft
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86)
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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3. CB Darnay Holmes

Darnay Holmes and the Giants were expected to part ways this offseason, but the two parties surprisingly agreed on a one-year deal last month to keep him in NY. Some fans speculated that the front office was willing to let him compete for more playing time in the slot after appearing in a career-low 10.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps in 2023, but the draft selection of Kentucky CB Andru Phillips in the third round shot down that chatter.

According to recent comments by Schoen, Phillips will begin his NFL career as a slot corner who can move to the outside if needed. Cor'Dale Flott, a player the organization is very high on, will also receive reps on both the inside and outside. But given his undersized 5-11, 190-pound frame, Phillips might be best equipped to spend the majority of his time in the slot.

If Phillips and Flott are alternating spots and Deonte Banks is manning the outside, that still leaves Nick McCloud and Tre Hawkins III without a spot. There will be several substitutions each drive to involve multiple players, and it seems right now that Holmes could be the odd man out.

By midseason of last year, Holmes had already been assigned to special teams duties with the emergence of Flott. Although Adoree' Jackson's Giants tenure should be wrapping up, it is difficult to envision a scenario where the former UCLA Bruin gets onto the field often. Holmes' job was already at risk before the draft, so he will likely serve in a limited reserve role with Phillips now competing for snaps.