The New York Giants drafted Darius Slayton, a wide receiver out of Auburn, with the 171st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In the wake of trading Odell Beckam Jr., it’s no surprise the Giants would go after a speedy wideout who can replace Beckham as a deep ball threat.

But Slayton wants to prove that he’s more than just fast. He wants to show that he’s a complete player.

“There’s big-time running backs, so you obviously have to do a little more blocking probably in the SEC as opposed to the Pac-12. I feel like on the pro level, especially somewhere like the Giants when they have a back like Saquon (Barkley), you got to do your part and block for him, as well when it comes time to run routes and catch the ball, then do your own job. I think it’s prepared me to come into this situation and be successful,” Slayton told reporters.

Blocking isn’t the only thing Slayton can do, though. He also ran the entire route tree in college.

“I’m a complete player. I think through this process, I was fighting people putting me in a box as just a deep guy, or just a this guy, just a whatever guy. Just to have a complete game – that I can run the full route tree, I can get in and out of breaks, as well as beat you deep with my speed. I think that’s the biggest thing I have to show as soon as I get there,” he added.

While mostly known as a speedy receiver who can catch a deep ball and break away for a score, it’s clear that Slayton has the experience and knowledge to do more than that. What role he ends up with remains to be seen, but he could be a sleeper to make a big impact.