3. Will Jaylin Hyatt be ready to make an immediate impact?
Jalin Hyatt was a prospect who some expected to be selected in the first round early in the draft evaluation process. However, he slid all the way to the third round, where the Giants took him with the No. 73 overall pick. Hyatt was voted to the All-American First Team as a result of the monster numbers he posted in his junior year at Tennessee.
In a veteran-laden receiver room that also features a potential target-hog at the tight end position, it may be difficult for Hyatt to be a consistent part of the offense during his rookie season. Early reports from The Athletic indicate that Hyatt has mainly been running with the third-team offense this offseason.
One thing he brings to the table that could keep him on the field more than anticipated is his speed. Running a 4.40 40-yard dash, Hyatt has a chance to emerge as the Giants’ primary deep threat. He was regarded as one of the most explosive receivers of this draft class and for good reason:
Hyatt is a threat to score a touchdown nearly every time he gets out in open space. That is a trait that the Giants offense has sorely lacked for years. Brian Daboll, Mike Kafka, and Co. will surely find ways to incorporate Hyatt's blazing speed into their scheme now that they have a player of his caliber at their disposal.