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Giants’ 2019 NFL Draft: WR Darius Slayton selected 171st overall

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Darius Slayton
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The New York Giants selected Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton on Saturday in Round 5 of the 2019 NFL Draft, 171st overall.

Slayton, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the Combine. He averaged 19.1 yards on 35 receptions for Auburn last season, with 5 touchdowns.

In his draft guide, Dane Brugler of The Athletic said:

Slayton has inconsistencies to his game, but he is much more than simply a speed demon, showcasing fluid athleticism and length to make catches outside his framework, projecting as a high-upside developmental receiver.

The Giants took quarterback Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall, then selected five straight defensive players before adding Slayton.

The full list of picks by the Giants is below.

Giants draft picks

Round 1 (No. 6) -- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Round 1 (No. 17) -- Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

Round 1 (No. 30)Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Round 3 (No. 95) -- Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion

Round 4 (No. 108)Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Round 5 (No. 143) -- Ryan Connelly, LB, Wisconsin

Round 5 (No. 171)Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn

Round 6 (No. 180) --

Round 7 (No. 232) --

Round 7 (No. 245) --

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