New York Giants: What To Expect From The Backup Running Backs?

New York Giants, Dion Lewis

Javon Leake

Undrafted free agent running back Javon Leake is a sleeper signing to keep an eye on this season. Leake was a fast and exciting player at Maryland. He made an impact in limited touches as both a running back and a kick returner. Javon Leake only received 155 touches in his collegiate career but he always made the most of them. Leake averaged 7.2 yards per carry in his final season at Maryland, rushing for 736 and 8 touchdowns on 102 attempts.

Javon never made an impact as a receiver, though, so his value on offense might be limited. But he does make up for that by providing the Giants with crucial special teams value. Leake returned 30 kicks in 2019, totaling 804 yards and 2 touchdowns.



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