Ranking the NY Giants' biggest NFL Draft gems of the past decade

Looking back, these players were absolute steals for the G-Men in the draft

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With the NFL draft rapidly approaching, the New York Giants will desperately try to fill the several gaping holes on their roster. Whether drafting a new quarterback, grabbing a stud wide receiver, or bolstering the offensive line, the Giants can use all the help they can get.

Although the Giants' No. 6 overall pick is the most discussed, they also hold five other picks in the 2024 draft. While not always raved about, late-round steals are often the glue to a competitive roster. Let's take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the best draft steals for the G-Men in the last decade:

5. Darius Slayton

Since Daniel Jones' arrival to East Rutherford, the only constant amongst the Giants' roster has been Darius Slayton. Since coming to the Giants as a fifth-round pick from Auburn, Slayton has been a model of consistency for a team lacking in that department.

Since his rookie season in 2019, Slayton has recorded at least 46 receptions and 724 receiving yards in four of five campaigns. While not jumping off the page as a No. 1 receiver, he has proven to be reliable on the outside and poses as a downfield threat for Jones. With such little draft capital invested in Slayton, it's tough not to call him a steal based on his production in NY thus far.

Heading into next season, providing ample weapons for Jones is the ultimate priority for the Giants coaching staff. With rumors of Rome Odunze/Malik Nabers being a possible selection at No. 6 overall, Slayton could be a great mentor and sounding board for these young studs. With a new and improved O-Line, health amongst the skill position groups, and potentially some new additions via the draft, this Giants offense will look much different heading into 2024.