III: Donte Deayon
Donte Deayon is finally getting his time to play, and he’s showing off his ability to cover receivers. Deayon may only be 5-foot-9 and 159 pounds, but he played large and in charge. It was Deayon that contributed to incompletions during critical points in this one, and that helped re-direct Giants’ quarterback Danial Jones to other receivers.
He was a former defensive back of the New York Giants in 2017 and 2018, signing on with the Rams in 2019. He was stuck on the Rams practice squad in 2020, despite what appeared to be a solid training camp.
Week 6 was the first appearance for defensive back Donte Deayon and was triggered by the untimely injury in Week 5 to starting defensive back Darious Williams. With Williams injured, and a disappointing start for David Long Jr. so far, the Rams need to have other players step up.
While his game did not scream “start me now!” by any means, Deayon put up a solid performance on a day where the Rams needed it most. The Giants were nowhere close to full strength, and it showed. But part of the Giants’ futility of getting anything going on offense was the effort of the defense.
Deayon was active in his debut, getting plenty of throws coming his way. He held up well, well enough to hope that he is activated once more. All in all, a promising performance.