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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1. WR Darius Slayton

Among all the aforementioned Giants, Darius Slayton is the player whose job security is truly hanging by a thread. NY was reportedly seeking draft-day trades to deal the wideout due to his absence from the team's voluntary offseason program, but he remained on the roster. With stud WR prospect Malik Nabers now in town, Slayton's future in NY looks gloomy.

The longtime Giant is entering the final season of a two-year contract he inked last offseason, and he is negotiating with the front office to sign an extension. However, Schoen has made it clear that they are not prioritizing his needs, drafting his replacement in the first round as his future remains uncertain.

Young WRs Jalin Hyatt and Wan'Dale Robinson showed promise in 2023 and could be the No. 2 and No. 3 targets for Danny Dimes. While Slayton posted a career-high 770 receiving yards in the previous campaign and is a threat on deep balls, his issues with drops in past years have made him more than expendable.

By no means will the Giants release Slayton, especially considering they could receive a fourth or fifth-round draft pick in return for him. However, according to a recent report, trading him is no longer in the cards. Schoen plans to keep the 27-year-old WR despite his ongoing contract drama. 

Slayton will either continue to hold out for a contract that will likely never come or soldier on and participate in workouts again. But regardless of what decision he makes, Nabers has taken his status as the Giants' WR1, and fellow wideouts Hyatt and Isaiah Hodgins will only make it more challenging for him to get a high number of targets.