Darius Slayton needs more help from Daniel Jones
New York Giants’ wide receiver Darius Slayton has looked good at times this season, but for the most part hasn’t been producing the same way he did as a rookie fifth round pick out of Auburn in 2019.
Giants’ wide receiver’s coach Tyke Tolbert has an explanation for Slayton’s slight dip in production.
“I wouldn’t say it’s any one particular thing that I’ve seen from him,” Tolbert told reporters, via Giants Wire. “He takes advantage of the opportunities that are given to him.”
Tolbert says it comes down to the fact that Slayton hasn’t had as many chances this season to make plays.
“Opportunities. He hasn’t had opportunities to make plays,” Tolbert said. “Opportunities to make a lot of plays aren’t there right now for whatever reason.”
Tolbert’s explanation makes sense given the fact that Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones hasn’t been as consistent in his second year and New York’s offense as a whole isn’t been producing the way they did last season. I think with more consistent quarterback play Slayton’s production will go up. But you also have to factor in that he’s being covered most of the time by the opposing team’s top corners, so that might also be hurting him.
Right now Slayton has 42 receptions for 629 yards and three touchdowns this season. He’s on pace for over 50 receptions, around 800 yards receiving and four touchdowns in 2020.