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Transcript: Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2023 5:29 pm
Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Q. You've had some really nice, crisp routes out here on some of these deep balls. What do you think you've shown people in this camp about your route running, which is something people questioned?

A: The only thing I want to show is to (quarterback) Daniel Jones and (quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor), the quarterbacks for us. I just want to get comfortable with them, making sure they understand my speed and I understand how they throw the ball. So, I think that's the biggest thing I'm trying to get out of this camp.

Q. What have you shown those guys in terms of them trusting you?

A: Just getting open consistently, making plays when they do throw the ball to me. That's one thing I just want to show. I just want to consistently get open and show them that even under pressure, we still get things done.

Q. You're obviously making more plays, you're getting more opportunities. Here we see you with more 1s. How much more comfortable do you feel, and does it feel different than a couple of weeks ago even?

A: Yeah, it definitely feels different. Just getting a little more time with DJ now, and just getting comfortable out there with the starters. I think for me, just day by day. That's one thing I want to do, just get better every day. Whatever my opportunities are, whatever the reps are, I'm just going to take advantage of it.

Q. What was that process like with Daniel and kind of getting comfortable with him? Walk us through the work that you put in with him.

A: I think it started in the offseason. When we got done with OTAs, we all got together, made sure we had a trip, and just getting comfortable with each other. Outside of football, even with football, just understanding him, what he likes, what reads he likes, whatever the defense is, whatever coverage is in. So, I think that's the biggest thing I want to get out of this camp. Making sure that he can trust in me and just make plays for him.

Q. What do you think your speed can mean for this offense?

A: What we want to do, we want to make it easier for (running back) Saquon (Barkley). We don't want them loading the box where now they have to respect us. I think that's what we want to get out of this, just make it easier for our running backs. That's why I'm here.

Q. 24 miles per hour? Is that legit?

A: I've been hearing all that. Like I said, we're trying to just stick to what we're doing in camp. I'm just trying to be as fast as I can be. As far as numbers and stuff, we're not really worried about it.

Q. Have you seen any proof of that? Did they show you the numbers?

A: They didn't show me anything. They didn't show me anything. But like I said, we're just trying to get better every day.

Q. How much is there to your game beyond just being fast and running straight?

A: I think for me, it's just what can you do with contested catches, can you make 50/50 balls, and when you are getting covered, and you're not in the spot that you want to be in, can you make a play? That's really what I want to show Daniel and Coach (Brian) Daboll, really everybody on our team. I just want to show the respect for them.

Q. What can you do? Do you feel like you've shown that you can make those plays so far in camp?

A: I think I can do everything. I want to be a complete receiver. I think that's the biggest thing for me, and that's going to be day by day. Just getting more comfortable as far as in the league and how defenders are and how they cover; everything is more in tight space, so just getting open quicker. But that's what I want to show, that I'm a complete receiver.

Q. What kind of expectations did you have coming in here and have you exceeded those?

A: Yeah, I always set high goals for myself. A high goal is I want to be Offensive Rookie of the Year. I think that's the biggest thing I want to do. But we're going to get there. It's going to be day by day, we're going to stack days, and even if it's a good day or a bad day, we're going to learn from it and get better.

Q. You look like you've been successful fighting off jams and whatnot. What do you attribute that to? Is that something you saw a lot in college or is that just something technique wise that you picked up here?

A: Even though I didn't see a lot of press in actual games in college, I always still worked on it. I always wanted to be an outside receiver even though Tennessee had me in the slot most of the time. So, coming up here and being an outside receiver makes it easier for me because I actually like them closer because you can get off the line quicker. I can use my quickness and lateral speed and just get open when I need to.

Q. Has it all slowed down for you now?

A: Yeah, it's getting there. It's getting there.

Q. How much further do you have to go?

A: I think for me, this is all training camp. When we actually get to preseason and actually get in some games, I think that's when everything will slow down for me. Everything's new still for me, and I'm just trying to take it day by day.

Q. Obviously, I think guys came in here thinking you were fast. How much do you think you've opened their eyes to your speed or maybe surprised them to some degree?

A: When you watch myself on film, sometimes it doesn't look that fast because I'm more of a strider, how I use my long speed. But when you actually get out there and actually have got to guard up and cover, it's a whole different speed. So, I think a lot of people don't realize that until they're actually in front and they see it and they're backpedaling. But for me, like I said, I'm just trying to get better every day. Just getting comfortable with DJ.

Q. I just know there are some guys in your room that have said they think they can run with you or run faster than you. Do you think you changed their mind just a little bit?

A: We're all competitors in that room. I'm not surprised they would say anything like that, but like I said, we might get a race in at the end of the season, see who's really the fastest. We'll see.

Q. A lot of rookies come in and wonder, 'Can I compete at this level?' Did you have any doubt, or have you surprised yourself?

A: Oh, no, I definitely belong here. I definitely belong here. I think for me, just coming in the draft process, they took a chance on me. The Giants took a chance on me in the third round. I think for me, I just want to make the most of it. I want to show them why they drafted me. I want to show why (General Manager) Joe (Schoen) decided to get me and trade up for me. So, I take that as big respect and that's what I want to give to them.
Good kid.  
Keaton028 : 8/4/2023 11:35 am : link
Really mature responses shows he is more focused on mastering his craft and being about the team. I’m really rooting for him. He will be a steal if he proves doubters wrong about his route tree.
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