I believe the Giants need help at RB. We could discuss whether this is true, and if so, why, but assuming it is, depending upon what opportunities present themselves as the draft unfolds, and what the Giants’ perception of what their needs are, these need could be met early in the draft, in the middle rounds, late or via UDFA’s. Or as has been done in recent years, via free agency. I think any of these approaches is potentially valid in attempting to add RB talent.
And as is true in most drafts, there’s talent early, middle and late. Guys like Williams or Harris early, or Jefferson and Stevenson in the middle rounds, but I’d like to focus on a trio of RB’s who I suspect may be UDFA’s, but who could still have something to contribute. And before it’s pointed out that RB’s like Williams, etc., have more potential, YES that’s why these guys are likely UDFA’s ;-)! But that doesn’t mean they they might not potentially be useful if the Giants don’t want to spend higher draft capital on a RB.
BRENDEN KNOX, MARSHAL 6', 223 –
The one thing I believe the Giants have often lacked in their running game in recent years is no-nonsense short yardage power. Yeah, I know, the OL, but it’s more than that. Knox is made to order for this sort of game. Pro-sized, physical, one-cut RB with good burst and excellent vision that gets north/south quickly. And not really slow once he gets beyond the LOS either. Added bonus of good hands and has been productive catching the ball. May sneak into the 7th round, but more likely and UDFA.
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