Jalin Hyatt was a bigger third-round steal than Giants fans imagined

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People can't wait for NY Giants wide receiver Jalin Hyatt to showcase his speed at MetLife Stadium. Hyatt somehow fell to the third round of the NFL Draft and general manager Joe Schoen traded up to bring him to East Rutherford.

As it turns out, Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll were ready to draft him in the second round at No. 57 overall. A video of the Giants draft room during draft weekend was released, with the Giants worried John Michael Schmitz would be gone at No. 57. In that case, they were ready to rock with Hyatt in that spot:

The NY Giants were eyeing Jalin Hyatt in the second round

As you can see in that video above, the Giants knew they had options. Even though Schoen was nervous that the Bears traded up, they ended up getting Schmitz anyways - but if he was gone, the Hyatt move was in place.

In the end, Schoen got his starting center of the future in Schmitz and then was also able to make a move with the Rams to trade up and get Hyatt too. The first three picks for the Giants were home runs across the board, with Deonte Banks starting things off at No. 24 overall.

The Giants have done amazing work this offseason in filling positions of need, with the NFL Draft being a major help in that department. After his sensational career at Tennessee too, Big Blue fans are thrilled to know that Hyatt will now be catching balls from Daniel Jones starting in 2023. Hyatt is known for his unreal speed.

No one, not even Jones, can overthrow him. He may have been taken in the third round, but the hype surrounding Hyatt right now is surely of a first or second-rounder. Big things are coming from this kid.

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