Giants WR Jalin Hyatt shares how he'll be able to improve on the outside in Year 2

The youngster is hoping for a big second campaign with the G-Men

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There has been countless talk about the NY Giants bringing in a new stud wide receiver for the offense via the NFL Draft, but Jalin Hyatt is ready to remind fans he's still got a ton of potential too. This past season, the rookie didn't quite live up to the hype in his first campaign with Brian Daboll.

However, Hyatt is already hitting the ground running in making sure his body will be right for the start of the 2024 campaign. In and interview with FanSided in Las Vegas leading up to the Super Bowl showdown between the 49ers and Chiefs, Hyatt revealed multiple things he's going to be working on to make sure he can make a big-time jump production wise for the G-Men.

Giants WR Jalin Hyatt is focused on being a playmaker in 2024

"I want to get bigger, just because they have me playing more of that outside role. I want to get bigger, that’s probably the biggest thing. I still want to work on my contested catches and keep getting my hands stronger. You can do that every year - just keep getting my hands stronger. Obviously routes, I want to make sure I’m crisp and make sure I’m getting better with that. You know, releases too. Really those four or five things are what I need to improve on. Those are probably my main focus points that I’m trying to hit."

Jalin Hyatt

After playing in the slot while he was a standout for Tennessee, earning Biletnikoff Award honors in 2022, Hyatt is now suiting up on the outside for Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. With him listed at 6-0, 185 pounds, Hyatt knows he needs to bulk up to try and out-muscle defensive backs in the NFC East.

When the Giants traded up in the third round to land him, Big Blue supporters were fired up to see what he could do during his rookie season. While Hyatt flashed at times with some incredible grabs, he finished his first pro campaign with 23 receptions for 373 yards and no touchdowns. Obviously, he expected to be a little more involved in the offense, but he's hoping that will be the case once next September arrives.

"I’m hoping for a big Year 2 you know, a big jump. I can’t wait. I’m blessed and I love it in New York. I love our fanbase and knowing our organization, I feel that we have a complete team. We just have to finish. We’ll get there."

Jalin Hyatt

Coming off a disappointing 6-11 season, the Giants will re-tool in the draft and free agency to make improvements on both sides of the ball to try and get back to a competitive spot in the division. Fortunately for Daboll and Joe Schoen, they don't have to worry about Hyatt's mindset at all right now. The speedster is locked in on working his tail off this offseason.

Jalin Hyatt participated in this Super Bowl Media Week interview on behalf of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts