The NY Giants were able to post a thrilling 14-7 win over the Commanders on Sunday and this is a victory that Brian Daboll and his staff needed badly. We can talk about Darren Waller, Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams all day, but we've got to give some love to Jalin Hyatt.
The rookie third-round pick only had two catches on the day, but both grabs got the fans at MetLife Stadium off their seats. In the second half, with the Giants offense struggling, Hyatt posted one of the best plays of the day, recording a 42-yard reception. The slow motion angle will leave you speechless:
Jalin Hyatt needs to keep getting more targets for the Giants
Seriously, how was Hyatt able to not only come down with the ball, but also get both of his feet down too? Commanders fans are blasting the refs for blowing this call, but you can see that Hyatt had possession of the ball, his toe was dragged and he got a second foot down as well.
This is the kind of play you'd expect from a veteran wideout, not someone who just made his pro debut less than two months ago. Hyatt is a game-changer with his speed and he's also showcasing some fantastic hands too.
In the Sunday Night Football loss to the Bills in Week 6, Hyatt came down with the massive 4th-down catch from Tyrod Taylor to keep Big Blue in it late. While the Giants suffered a defeat, it was great to see Hyatt come through in the clutch for this squad.
Waller led the Giants with seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown vs. Washington, something that you already know had Daboll fired up. Moving forward, though, the Giants need to continue to find ways to get Hyatt more involved in the offense. This kid has left many favorably impressed with what he was able to get done against Washington, with his 42-yarder no question being incredible.