Giants’ wide receiver trio could sneakily be among the league’s best in 2024

Right, Steve Smith, a former pro bowl NFL wide receiver, works with wide receivers Jalin Hyatt and Malik Nabers. The NY Giants NFL team held an organized team activity at their training facility in East Rutherford, NJ on Thursday May 30, 2024.
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All the buzz from the New York Giants’ minicamp has surrounded the team’s playmakers. Despite the team’s lack of production on offense last season, the unit has been all the talk during spring practices. Primarily, the Giants’ receiving corps has stood out and looks to be one of the most underrated groups in the NFL entering the 2024 season.

The Giants’ young wide receiver duo could take the top off of opposing defenses

Steve Smith, center, is a two-time former All-Pro NFL wide receiver assisting with the NY Giants this spring. Here he works with Jalin Hyatt (13) and rookie Malik Nabers (9) in East Rutherford, NJ on Thursday May 30, 2024.
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Rookie wide receiver Malik Nabers will be combining with second-year deep threat Jalin Hyatt this season. The two young receivers both possess a surplus of speed and an abundance of explosiveness, which could propel them to become one of the most dynamic deep-receiving duos in the NFL this season.

Nabers was among the best deep-receiving threats in this year’s draft class, totaling 624 yards (third-most in the draft class) and nine touchdowns on 20+ yard targets in 2023. In Hyatt’s final collegiate season, he hauled in 14 deep receptions for 677 yards (the most in that draft class).

So far at Giants practice, both receivers have looked prepared to make big-time plays this season. Nabers has wowed onlookers with spectacular grabs and Hyatt has found himself running open deep for touchdowns on numerous occasions. Wide receivers coach Mike Groh praised Hyatt during OTAs, saying he looked like a “different guy” after showing up and showing out at practice with some added mass to his frame.

Returning veteran receivers will provide the Giants’ offense with dependability

East Rutherford, NJ -- June 11, 2024 -- Wide receiver, WanÕDale Robinson at the NY Giants Mandatory Minicamp at their practice facility in East Rutherford, NJ.
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In addition to Nabers and Hyatt, Wan’Dale Robinson has also been a standout performer during the spring practices. The third-year wideout is looking like a massive breakout candidate and could be the third member of a deadly receiving trio with the aforementioned duo.

Robinson began his breakout last season with 60 receptions for 525 yards and one touchdown, but aims to set new career highs in every facet as the team’s primary slot receiver this season.

Along with Robinson is veteran wideout Darius Slayton, who has not received as much buzz this offseason at camp, but is sure to continue his role as the team’s dependable outside option. Slayton has led the Giants in receiving yards in four of the last five seasons.

With four quality receiving options in the lineup, the Giants should have no shortage of playmakers on the field this season. Their passing attack should be majorly upgraded in 2024 with one of the NFL’s most underrated receiving corps leading the way.

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