New York Giants To Draft RB In 1st Round?

Speaking to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, Todd McShay discussed the possibility of the New York Giants drafting a running back in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

“Looking at running back, I don’t think necessarily any of those second-tier running backs after Richardson is worth drafting [in the first round],” McShay said. “But if [the Giants] have one that they believe in more than the other, they will have  the pick of the litter at 32.”

After Trent Richardson, who will inevitably come off the board in the first ten picks, the top running back prospects include Boise State’s Doug Martin, Miami’s Lamar Miller, Virginia Tech’s David Wilson and Oregon’s LaMichael James.

“I think there are three guys that you look at: Lamar Miller from Miami a speedster guy who can one cut and go,” McShay said. “David Wilson from Virginia Tech, who is another guy with acceleration and hits the hole hard but the vision and patience not quite there… not great in the passing game but can improve. And Doug Martin, probably the most complete of the second-tier backs, but not as explosive as the other two. Those would be some of the guys at running back that are possibilities at 32 for the Giants.”

The Giants will need to find a replacement for Brandon Jacobs, who departed for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency. Plus, Ahmad Bradshaw will miss the team’s OTAs after receiving an injection of bone marrow from his hip in his right foot.

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