Let the Odell Beckham Jr. comparisons begin in East Rutherford. The New York Giants were quick to give Jalin Hyatt the former All-Pro’s number 13 on the active roster as the team prepares for the start of the 2023 regular season against the Dallas Cowboys.
Hyatt’s comparison to OBJ started well before the third-round rookie took the practice field in July. His combination of speed and athleticism made him one of college football’s most dangerous receivers and now makes him an important weapon in New York’s offense.
With the Giants looking to get back to the playoffs for the second straight year, the more weapons for Daniel Jones and the offense, the better.
And it appears the team is more than comfortable comparing their prized rookie to one of their franchise’s top targets.
Giants announce the first iteration of Practice Squad
Head coach Brian Daboll announced that (Tackle) Tyre Phillips, (defensive tackle) Ryder (Anderson), (safety Alex) Cook, outside linebacker Oshane Ximines, (outside linebacker Tomon) Fox, (wide receiver Cole) Beasley, (inside linebacker) Dyontae Johnson, (tight end) Ryan Jones, Beavers, A.O. (cornerback Amani Oruwariye), (cornerback) Gemon Green and (quarterback Tommy) DeVito have all returned to the 2023 practice squad.
Daboll later explained that the entire group was not filled but that the returning players were back at practice Wednesday and would be with the team as well. These players can be placed on the gameday roster three times throughout the regular season but after that, would need to have an official spot on the 53-man roster.