This week, the New York Giants‘ rookie class is in the building for their first professional practices. Rookie minicamp is an exciting time for the Giants to see their draft class on the field for the first time. But it is also a time for undrafted rookies to try out and attempt to earn a roster spot. Undrafted rookie running back Jashaun Corbin has been turning heads at Giants minicamp and could fight for a roster spot.
Jashaun Corbin is an undrafted free agent running back from Florida State University. He is participating in Giants rookie minicamp and has “stood out” thus far according to head coach Brian Daboll. On day one of rookie minicamp, Brian Daboll noticed how Jashaun Corbin is “athletic” and has a “quick-twitch.”
What could Jashaun Corbin bring to the Giants?
It is known that the Giants were interested in running backs during the pre-draft process. They had an affinity for prospects like James Cook and Breece Hall. Ultimately, the board did not fall into place for the Giants to draft a running back, but they still needed to add depth to the position. This is where Jashaun Corbin comes in.
The Giants could have found a potential gem in Jashaun Corbin. The rookie running back had a successful 2021 season for the Florida State Seminoles. He rushed for 887 yards and 7 touchdowns with a 6.2 yards-per-attempt average. Jashaun also contributed as a receiver with 25 receptions for 144 yards and 1 touchdown. Corbin is listed at 5-foot-11, 202 pounds, and ran a 4.6s 40-yard-dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.
Star running back Saquon Barkley will continue to be the Giants’ starter in 2022. However, Barkley has missed a major amount of games with injuries over the last three seasons. New York needed to add security to their roster with depth behind Saquon. Jashaun Corbin may have an uphill battle to make the final-53, as all undrafted rookies do. But he is standing out in camp early and often, which could bode well for his future with Big Blue.
Jashaun Corbin is a player whose potential was never maximized in college due to injury. He became Texas A&M’s starting running back as a sophomore after impressing as the RB2 during his freshman season. But in 2019, Corbin suffered an injury that caused his upper hamstring to tear off his tailbone. He fought back hard, though, and ended up creating a pretty successful collegiate career for himself as a full-time starter for FSU in 2021. Now, entering the NFL, the New York Giants have signed Jashaun Corbin with the hope that he can develop into a decent complementary running back.