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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