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24 Questions in 24 Days: Deepest position heading into training camp

24-QUESTIONS

Giants.com is counting down to the start of 2024 Giants Training Camp with 24 questions in 24 days.

19) What's the deepest position on the roster?

Matt Citak: Looking at the current roster, it appears as if wide receiver might be the deepest position. This shouldn't come as too big of a surprise, given the resources put towards the wide receiver corps over the last few offseasons, but let's break it down.

After being selected as the sixth overall pick in this year's draft, Malik Nabers will be an immediate and major factor in the passing game. The 20-year-old recorded 89 receptions for 1,569 yards and 14 touchdowns at LSU last year while leading the nation in 10+ yard plays, 20+ yard plays and 30+ yard plays. Nabers brings an explosiveness to the wide receiver room, which should help open things up for the other wideouts.

Wan'Dale Robinson has been earning a lot of praise from the media this offseason as a potential breakout player. He has a career 76.1 percent catch rate over his first two seasons and is now back to full health following his torn ACL suffered as a rookie.

While I expect Nabers and Robinson to lead the team in targets this season, I think there's a good chance that Jalin Hyatt and Darius Slayton lead the team in yards per reception. They finished first and second in that category last year, with Hyatt at 16.2 and Slayton at 15.4. Both players have the ability to take the top off a defense, and with Nabers and Robinson attracting attention closer to the line of scrimmage and across the middle, Hyatt and Slayton should have ample opportunities to make big plays downfield.

Beyond those four, it remains to be seen which other wide receivers will make the team after training camp. Veterans such as Isaiah Hodgins, Allen Robinson and Miles Boykin will likely be competing against each other, as they are similarly sized. All three have had success in the NFL and would make for a strong fifth receiver on any team. Then there are players like Gunner Olszewski and Isaiah McKenzie, who have played well as both a receiver and a returner in the NFL. And we haven't even touched on the group of younger wide receivers like Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Ayir Asante, Dennis Houston and John Jiles, who all had their moments during spring practices. As we see every year, injuries happen throughout the roster. It's an encouraging sign to see veterans with proven track records and young players with upside vying for the last few wide receiver spots.

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