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Rhett Ellison, Short Yardage Back?

TC : 3/20/2017 4:02 pm
I haven't watched a whole lot of his game, but I liked the way he looked in the limited action I've seen. And FB is one of the roles he's filled in the past.

Since I'm always passionately interested in RB's, I've been wondering what the Giants plan for their squad. While I know some have stated that a short yardage specialist isn't needed for carries, I don't necessarily agree. And as I and others have conjectured, I don't really see anyone on the roster well suited for that role. I had been hoping for someone like Perine in the 4th, and still think that would pay dividends. But I also acknowledge that a first round pick like McCarthy, or a higher round pick of a similar RB also has appeal.

Nothing the Giants do regarding a RB in the draft would surprise me as I've not liked quite a few of their choices. But if Ellison is truly a viable alternative for short yardage carries, maybe another more lightly built back like McCarthy, or others, then makes a lot more sense for the Giants.

If I have to guess what the Giants will do about RB in the draft, my guess is either a late round pick, or UDFA, unless someone they have extremely highly rated drops.

one career rushing attempt - 1 yard.  
Heisenberg : 3/20/2017 4:08 pm : link
He's probably not the answer for that particular need.
BleedBlue : 3/20/2017 4:11 pm : link
blount or AP and short yardage will be less of an issue, plus it takes another need off the board for draft.

sign hankins and Blount

draft in order

rd1. foster/cunningham/reddick/davis

rd2. gerald everett

rd3. antonio garcia
Certainly not stat wise.  
TC : 3/20/2017 4:11 pm : link
But is there anything more?
NYGmen58 : 3/20/2017 4:32 pm : link
Why would you even think/suggest our new blocking tight end would be the answer at short yardage back?

Maybe they should line Fluker up in the backfield and see if he can pick up the first down?
Should've kept  
OC2.0 : 3/20/2017 4:35 pm : link
You want a short yardage back? Give me Perine from OKLA.  
Heisenberg : 3/20/2017 4:50 pm : link
Dude is a human shaped bowling ball.
Who the hell  
lugnut : 3/20/2017 8:32 pm : link
is McCarthy? McCaffrey?
From Lindy's Pro Football Draft Report  
Emlen'sGremlins : 3/20/2017 8:59 pm : link
"Ellison returned from a torn patellar tendon suffered in last year's season finale and wasn't the same blocking force this season. But he did pay all but two games and could return to form with more time to build strength. He probably won't get much attention in free agency so the team could keep him relatively cheaply."
RE: Who the hell  
TC : 3/20/2017 11:05 pm : link
In comment 13400705 lugnut said:
is McCarthy? McCaffrey?

Yeah, some Irish guy! ;-)
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