Giants 2016 Draft Preview: RB Prospects Part 5 of 6
Continuing in our series of RB’s in the 2016 draft; Part 5 of 6 will feature 3 RB’s who could find themselves available to GM Jerry Reese in the later rounds on day 2. As I mentioned in the previous articles, Reese has been very adamant that he believes his current RB on the roster will be enough entering the 2016-17 season. Regardless; Reese should think about adding another RB to the Giants offense either in free agency or through the draft to depth and options during the season.
Daniel Lasco (RB) California 6’0/205 projected 4-5 round selection: Lasco is a creative runner with quick feet and runs well in traffic. Excellent body control and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Needs to be more durable as injuries caused him to miss 5 games in 2015. Also, has a tendency to fumble more than he should; this must be corrected if he wants a NFL career.
Tyler Ervin (RB) San Jose State 5’10/192 projected 5th round selection: What he lacks in ideal size for an NFL RB, Ervin makes up for it with quickness and toughness. Extremely athletic and a smart runner as he reads the hole very well without hesitation.
Aaron Green (RB) TCU 5’11/203 projected 5-6 round selection: Green can cut on a dime and has the ability to read the hole quickly. Much more effective running on the outside and not between the tackles. Could make an NFL roster as a depth RB and on special teams.
Final thoughts: The depth in the 2016 draft at RB is plentiful and many NFL teams will have many options not only through all 7 rounds, but also among the UDFA after the draft. This year draft will produce a RB either taken in the late rounds or signed as a UDFA that will produce and be labeled a diamond in the rough.