New York Giants news, 11/19 – The most impressive rookie through 11 weeks, Evan Engram, more

New York Giants, Darius Slayton

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Starting off rookie camp with three consecutive drops is not the best way to win over the coaching staff, but logging 394 yards and five touchdowns in eight games certainly will. New York Giants rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton has started off his career with a bang, overcoming pre-season adversity and a lingering hamstring issue.

Slayton has been a gem in what has been a disappointing 2019 season up to this point. His ability to get open and secure deep passes has been on full display, and his chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones has developed with every passing game.

“I’ve definitely done my best to seize every opportunity I’ve been given and I think I’ve done a pretty solid job of that so far. Hopefully it will be able to continue,” Slayton told The Post after Monday’s practice. “I just want to keep being consistent, just keep making plays when the ball’s thrown my way.

The 6-foot-1 speedster was drafted to be a deep-threat on the offense, but his route tree has quickly progressed into slants and post options. Last week against the Jets, Slayton posted a 129-yard, two-score stat-line, earning WR1-esque numbers.

While the rookie has a long way to go before being considered a top pass-catcher in the league, he has started his career off with plenty of optimism and excitement.

Evan Engram returning?

Engram missed week 10 due to a sore foot which was diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain. Expecting to be out 2-4 weeks, Engram stated he was ahead of schedule and preparing to potentially suit up against the Chicago Bears in week 12 after the BYE week.

Engram has once again struggled to remain healthy this season, a factor which has not only hurt his productivity but forced the Giants’ offense to adapt. When healthy, Engram is one of the league’s premier pass-catching tight ends.


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