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New York Giants: 3 players ready to make the jump to Year 2 in 2024

The New York Giants will count on several young players in 2024, including a handful from the 2023 class.

Although much of the focus will be on the Giants’ impressive win in 2024, Big Blue needs to see some development from some players entering their second season.

Here are four giants poised to make a leap in year two:

New York Giants: 3 players ready for second-year jump

1. CB Deonte Banks

The 2023 first-round pick showed plenty of flashes throughout his rookie campaign. He has the attitude and talent to be a premier cornerback in the league, and his development will be key to a suspect secondary in East Rutherford. Banks recorded two interceptions, 11 passes defended and 64 tackles (53 solo) in 15 starts. He also allowed a solid 84.7 passer rating in coverage, according to Pro Football Focus.

2. C. John Michael Schmitz

A second-round pick of the Giants in 2023, Schmitz’s development will be key to the offense. He’s had some flashes, but he needs to be more consistent than he was in his rookie season. According to Pro Football Focus, Schmitz has allowed five sacks and 30 total pressures in 2023.

3. WR Jalin Hyatt

All eyes will be on the new star in the wide receiver room, Malik Nabers, but Hyatt has the chance to take advantage of some opportunities on the field. Hopefully the Giants will try to get more shots down the field, because that’s Hyatt’s specialty. The Tennessee product didn’t find the end zone, but he averaged 16.2 yards per reception with an average depth of target of 20.7, according to PFF.