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New York Giants News, 9/21 – What Darius Slayton offers the offense

by Alexander Wilson
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Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

With the New York Giants traveling to Tampa Bay without Cody Latimer this Sunday, they will have to rely on rookie Darius Slayton to pick up the slack. Latimer, who was acting as the No. 2 wideout in the absence of Golden Tate, suffered a concussion last week against the Buffalo Bills.

Latimer is a solid pass catcher that runs smooth routes and can act as a deep threat, but Slayton has the elite speed to make things happen in the open field. Despite only catching one pass for 27 yards this preseason, spending a majority of his offseason on the sideline with a hamstring injury, Slayton will make his NFL debut on the same day rookie passer Daniel Jones makes his first NFL start,

Expect the Giants to use Slayton at about 50%, just as a precaution to ensure he doesn’t re-injure the hamstring. However, he can be a great deep ball receiver and WR screen option. His 4.39 40-yard dash speed makes him a threat in the short game as well (slants, crossing routes, dig routes), which will likely be an essential key in beating the Bucs on Sunday. Luckily, Jones has already been working with the Auburn product this offseason — chemistry is fundamental between a quarterback and his pass-catchers.

A look at the pass-catchers available on Sunday:

1.) Sterling Shepard



2.) Bennie Fowlers

3.) Russell Shepard

4.) TJ Jones

5.) Cody Core

6.) Darius Slayton

Nonetheless–

Your top news of the day:

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