Round 3, Pick 73: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
The Giants gave up a fourth-round pick to move up 16 spots to draft Jalin Hyatt, but it was absolutely worth it. Similar to Schmitz, Hyatt was mocked to the Giants in the first round earlier in the week, and to get him in Round 3 is crazy value.
Schoen said he considered taking Hyatt in Round 2 and for good reason. He is an absolute burner of a wide receiver. The Tennessee product had 15 touchdowns in 2022, the most in Tennessee history. Hyatt also posted 1,267 yards and averaged 18.9 yards per catch.
The Tennessee product adds an element to the Giants offense that they sorely lacked last season: deep-play ability. Hyatt had the second most deep yards in college football in 2022, according to PFF. Hyatt played mostly from inside the slot, which is similar to most Giants wideouts. There is optimism he can play on both the inside and outside.
His five-touchdown, 207-yard performance against Alabama last fall was absolutely legendary. Tennessee is considered the easiest offense in college football to play in, which may have led to Hyatt dropping. Have no fear. though, as Josh Heupel, Tennessee’s coach, coached Gabe Davis at UCF. Daboll compared Hyatt to Davis. That's amazing.