At 26 years old, Darius Slayton has this physical status:
Slayton attended and played college football at Auburn University. He redshirted in 2015 and contributed on the field from 2016–18.
Slayton was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round, 171st overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the 18th wide receiver taken that year.
In Slayton's first NFL game, a Week 3 32–31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had three receptions for 82 yards from fellow 2019 NFL draft pick Daniel Jones. In his third game, a 28–10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, he scored a 35-yard touchdown. In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, Slayton caught two passes for 50 yards, both of which ended up being touchdowns, in the 31–26 loss. During Week 10 against the New York Jets, Slayton finished with 10 catches for 121 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Giants lost 27–34. During Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14, Slayton finished with five catches, all in the first half, for 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Giants lost 17–23 in overtime. Overall, Slayton finished his rookie season with 48 receptions for 740 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, leading the Giants in receiving yards for the 2019 season.
In the Giants' 2020 regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, Slayton had six receptions for 102 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns during the 26–16 loss. In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, Slayton recorded eight catches for 129 yards during the 37–34 loss.
In the Giants' Week 2 game against the Washington Football Team, Slayton finished with three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown, but dropped a pass in the end zone in the 4th quarter.