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Anyone else think we found our future at RB?

Bleedblue10 : 10/9/2017 4:21 pm
Gallman should start the rest of the way with Darkwa spelling him. I know JR gets a lot of shit and deservedly so but I think he hit on this pick and at least deserves a credit for that. He reminds of Ricky Waters and I think he's gonna be a good player for us going forward
Les in TO : 10/9/2017 4:24 pm : link
Could turn out to be a steal
I do not believe so  
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:25 pm : link
I think Gallman could develop into a fantastic complementary back. But, I want this team to find a true bell cow back (like Elliott, Hunt, Bell or Freeman), and I don't think Gallman is that.
HomerJones45 : 10/9/2017 4:26 pm : link
committee back.
AcidTest : 10/9/2017 4:27 pm : link
does resemble Waters. He is potentially one of a very few of Reese's day three picks who can play.
feature back?  
Matt in SGS : 10/9/2017 4:29 pm : link
not sure of that. But at this point, I"ll settle for an NFL caliber back, which is something that hasn't been around these parts for many years. It would be nice to go into 2018 being able to at least check that off the to-do list.
I really wish the Giants would  
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:33 pm : link
get back to the featured back. I was a RB in high school (by no means does that make me an expert) and I remember getting more in rhythm as I touched the ball more. I think the committee approach takes away from that. I'd love to have a runner who handles the ball 20+ times a game, controls the clock and wears down a defense.
I'll reserve judgement.  
NorwoodWideRight : 10/9/2017 4:34 pm : link
We've seen so many glimpses from Perkins, et. al. the past 3 years of having found the answer at RB, it's too soon for me.
I like how the Falcons  
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:36 pm : link
use Freeman and Coleman. If we could find a stud back for the "Freeman role", and use Gallman in the "Coleman role", I'd be for that.
I know SD rush defense isn't good  
Bleedblue10 : 10/9/2017 4:36 pm : link
But Wayne and Darkwa were out there breaking tackles and running with some authority. I was expecting it to open up our whole offense(that's what we've been hearing right? The run game gets going and we'll see the true ability of mcadoos scheme?) just goes to show you even more how over his head this job really is but that's a different topic. If Gallman is more of a complementary back so be it, I'm not saying he's Leveon Bell or Todd Gurley but I am saying is we can have a functional running game with him as our number lead back. Maybe bring in more of a power back next season and we may have something that can finally work
pjcas18 : 10/9/2017 4:38 pm : link
is a borderline HOFer, I'd be shocked, but happily, if Gallman has a career anything close to that.

For a 9 year stretch, Watters averaged 1100 yards rushing 7 TD's rushing, 55 catches and 425 yards receiving and another receiving TD per year.

I have not seen the similarities yet from Gallman on an NFL field (though it's been a SSS).
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:38 pm : link
I agree Gallman should start the rest of this year, and try to upgrade the position next year.
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:39 pm : link
I am also not seeing the Watters comparison.
Rookie RB's are charming  
wigs in nyc : 10/9/2017 4:43 pm : link
Perkins looked pretty fresh last year. Maybe they'd be nice complementary pieces behind a real line.
I don't think there's a single player on this team  
Go Terps : 10/9/2017 4:44 pm : link
that should feel like he has a job in 2018.
Go Terps  
Keaton028 : 10/9/2017 4:48 pm : link
I feel like there is a few, but not alot. I think Collins, Harrison, OBJ, Jenkins, Vernon, Engram, Shep should feel safe. LB, OL, RB need massive upgrades. This might be the year to take a QB too.
They better be able to get rid of a lot of money  
Blue21 : 10/9/2017 5:03 pm : link
this off season to have some dough to play with. The draft alone ain't gonna do it. This team is a mess all around.
RE: Agreed  
PatersonPlank : 10/9/2017 5:10 pm : link
In comment 13639561 Les in TO said:
Could turn out to be a steal

So the guy who thinks our 2 time SB MVP QB sucks, now thinks Gallman is the next Gale Sayers after sharing the running back load for one game.
They mentioned...  
smorgan741 : 10/9/2017 5:12 pm : link
On air that one of his favorite backs was Marcus Allen. I didn't see a lot of Allen, what I did see was a similar running style.Tall runner with good vision, cut back ability with patience coming into line. I think we may have something special with him.
gmenatlarge : 10/9/2017 5:26 pm : link
Hard to get excited at this point!
gmenatlarge : 10/9/2017 5:28 pm : link
Hard to get excited at this point!
No not after one game  
Bluesbreaker : 10/9/2017 5:37 pm : link
I do feel he can be serviceable he is tough plays hard and
so far decent hands I don't look at him as a difference
maker but he already looks like the best back on the roster.
I like Gallmam  
gmen4ever : 10/9/2017 7:30 pm : link
His jump cuts remind me of Shady Mccoy. He has surprising power and falls forward most runs, again surprising. Good hands and some solid blocking. I hope we stick with him. I could see coach starting Perkins again next week. : /
Gallmen played one game against the 31st run defense in the league  
joe48 : 10/9/2017 7:54 pm : link
Draft a big stud running back next year. Oh and he reminds me of Gale Sayers.
so the Giants 5th round  
pjcas18 : 10/9/2017 8:00 pm : link
pick is a cross between Ricky Watters, Marcus Allen, and Shady McCoy.

holy shit that's some optimism.

I liked his hands, but I thought Darkwa ran better.

Sure, he's a rookie and a small sample, and I'd love for you all to be right, but those might be aggressive comparisons.

And I love the one because his favorite player growing up was Marcus Allen. I idolized Chris Chelios as a kid, didn't change my hockey playing though unfortunately.

FWIW here is Gallman's draft analysis on


Strengths Has quality burst through line of scrimmage to rip through arm tackles and attack the second level. Runs with plus effort every time he touches the ball. Keeps feet grinding through second level contact. Uses shoulders as legitimate weapons of force against would-be tacklers. Creates additional yards through functional wiggle. Good outside-in cuts to defeat contain. Angular runner with build-up speed to win a race around the edge. Hard charging. Trusted option on fourth and short situations. Decisive in the red zone and brings some attitude with him. Finished with 28 rushing touchdowns over last two seasons. Strong second effort near the goal line when his initial charge is stopped. Will offer some help as pass catcher.

Weaknesses Leggy, long-strider. Unable to make sharp, sudden cuts in tight quarters. Extended gear down could cause NFL holes to close on him. Vision becomes restricted when running between tackles. Gives away three sure yards searching along riskier lanes. Lacks finesse in his game. Has bull in china shop running style between tackles. Upright in approach to line of scrimmage. Will allow tacklers under his pads too often. Gets impatient and won't always keep the track behind lead blocker. Below average balance. Can be upended by shoe-string attempts. Not ready for NFL pass protection duties yet.

Draft Projection Round 4-5

Sources Tell Us "A lot of backs do some pretty things with their footwork and it gets people excited and then you find out they aren't tough enough. Give me a guy who can bang like Gallman and let the coaches put him in a position to succeed." -- AFC East area scout

NFL Comparison Khiry Robinson

Bottom Line Comes with NFL-ready body and a competitive running style. Gallman has limited instincts as an interior runner and needs lanes rather than creases, but he's physical enough to bang out tough yardage. Gallman runs with pace and shows traits of being a one-cut runner who is better off with focused, pre-set tracks rather than searching for his own. He could be an early contributor in a committee with a future as an eventual starter.  
sinister_bee98 : 10/9/2017 8:04 pm : link
Hes a decent rotational RB - reminds me of James Starks. The future? Still need a lead back.
He looks better than  
David B. : 10/9/2017 8:07 pm : link
Perkins and Darkwa. Probably a good rotation guy.

He doesn't look better than Ahmad Bradshaw in his day.

Who can tell? Jim Brown couldn't run behind this OL.
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