Darius Slayton

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Darius Slayton
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Slayton in 2019
No. 86 – New York Giants
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-12) January 12, 1997 (age 24)
Norcross, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Greater Atlanta Christian School
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 171
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2021
Receptions:117
Receiving yards:1,758
Receiving touchdowns:12
Return yards:189
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darius Slayton (born January 12, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Slayton attended and played high school football at Greater Atlanta Christian School.[2]

College career[edit]

Slayton attended and played college football at Auburn University.[3] He redshirted in 2015 and contributed on the field from 2016–18.[4]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Darius Slayton Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Auburn SEC FR WR 7 15 292 19.5 1
2017 Auburn SEC SO WR 11 29 643 22.2 5
2018 Auburn SEC JR WR 11 35 670 19.1 5
Career Auburn 29 79 1,605 20.3 11

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
190 lb
(86 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.39 s 4.15 s 7.00 s 40.5 in
(1.03 m)
11 ft 3 in
(3.43 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Slayton was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round, 171st overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6] He was the 18th wide receiver taken that year.[7]

2019[edit]

In Slayton's first NFL game, a Week 3 32–31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had three receptions for 82 yards from fellow 2019 NFL draft pick Daniel Jones.[8] In his third game, a 28–10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, he scored a 35-yard touchdown.[9] In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, Slayton caught two passes for 50 yards, both of which ended up being touchdowns, in the 31–26 loss.[10] During Week 10 against the New York Jets, Slayton finished with 10 catches for 121 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Giants lost 27–34.[11] During Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14, Slayton finished with five catches, all in the first half, for 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Giants lost 17–23 in overtime.[12] Overall, Slayton finished his rookie season with 48 receptions for 740 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, leading the Giants in receiving yards for the 2019 season.[13]

2020[edit]

In the Giants' 2020 regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, Slayton had six receptions for 102 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns during the 26–16 loss.[14] In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Slayton recorded eight catches for 129 yards during the 37–34 loss.[15]

2021[edit]

In the Giants' Week 2 game against the Washington Football Team, Slayton finished with three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown, but dropped a wide open touchdown pass in the endzone in the 4th quarter. It would haunt the Giants as his drop, plus other miscues would lead the Giants to a 29-30 loss.[16]

NFL Career Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 NYG 14 9 48 740 15.4 55 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 NYG 16 15 50 751 15 41 3 2 -1 -0.5 2 0 1 1
2021 NYG 6 2 12 190 15.8 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 36 26 110 1681 15.4 55 12 2 -1 -0.5 2 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blum, Sam (February 24, 2019). "Darius Slayton took a risk leaving Auburn, because he wanted to bet on himself". AL.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Darius Slayton, Greater Atlanta Christian School , Cornerback". 247Sports. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Darius Slayton College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Darius Slayton - Football". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - Darius Slayton". nfl.com. March 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Salomone, Dan (April 27, 2019). "Giants select Auburn WR Darius Slayton at No. 171". Giants.com. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - September 22nd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  9. ^ "Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants - October 6th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Stafford-led Lions beat Giants 31-26 and end 3-game skid". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "Eww York: Darnold, Jets hold on to beat Jones, Giants 34-27". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Eagles rally past Manning, Giants 23-17 in OT". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  13. ^ "Darius Slayton 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants - September 14th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  15. ^ "New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - October 11th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "Darius Slayton drop on wide open, would-be TD pass part of Giants' debacle in loss to Washington". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2021.

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