Ahead of the 2019 trade deadline in the NFL, the Detroit Lions sent Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks. Ever since that trade took place, it has almost seemed inevitable that Darius Slay is the next player on the Lions to be on his way out.
Just in the past week, it was reported that Detroit has been speaking with teams about trading for Slay. Without a doubt, the Giants should be a team that quickly picks up the phone and submits an offer for the All-Pro cornerback.
Even with Byron Jones and Chris Harris Jr. headlining the available corners in free agency, Slay is going to be a coveted option this offseason — and for good reason. In the past six seasons, the three-time Pro Bowler has accumulated 99 deflections and 19 interceptions.
During the 2019 campaign, New York proved that they are willing to better their roster via trade. In an attempt to shore up their defensive line, the Giants acquired Leonard Williams from the New York Jets in exchange for a third-round pick in 2020 and a 2021 fifth-round selection.
Heading into the 2020 season, the Giants undoubtedly want to see more from Deandre Baker and Corey Ballentine. However, it wouldn’t hurt to improve the secondary by adding a talent like Slay.