Bringing Back The Tradition Of Great New York Giants Running Backs

Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw…

A few names to consider when thinking of good New York Giants Running Backs. Lately though in the horrible Mcadoo era, the position has been modestly ignored except for the drafting of Wayne Gallman out of Clemson in the 4th round –110th overall.

Gallman had decent stats starting late in the year. He rushed for 476 yards and caught one touchdown. Running Backs that can create balance were essential keys when the New York Giants and Eli Manning won both of their infamous Super Bowls.

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The next Giant Running Back?

There is a possibility with the 2nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft the New York Giants could select Saquon Barkley out of Penn State.

Barkley essentially showed at the combine that he was the all-around most tantilizing back potentially in the last decade. He recorded insane numbers: Official 4.40 in the 40-yard dash at 233-pounds which was outrageous, and that came after 29 bench press reps the day before.

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Barkley also clocked a 4.24 time in the short-shuttle drill, which was the eighth-fastest among running backs in attendance. Barkley has shown he can be the first top three running back pick since Reggie Bush in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Barkley could greatly help Eli Manning to bounce back and create balance the New York Giants offense hasn’t had in a long time. The Penn State phenom has lightning quick speed, and can catch the ball out of the backfield, and can block.

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There’s no doubt that Barkley could bring back the days if Tiki Barber or Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. He packs a punch, he’s quick, agile, powerful and intelligent. An offense with Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram would be lethal against any defense in the league.

-Davis Webb

-Saquon Barkley

-Odell Beckham Jr.

-Sterling Shepard

-Evan Engram

-Nate Solder

These core players could easily be successful in the current day NFL. Having a polarizing running back and stellar left tackle is a successful formula alone, and adding a generational wide receiver to the mix only improves those odds.