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Coaches Corner: NFL Draft -Top 5 Running Backs

By Michael Stewart @TheTruthNYG

This will be part 2 in my series of 13 as we review the running back position in the upcoming NFL draft.

The Giants find themselves in an awkward position at the running position with the status of Saquon Barkley’s future with the Giants being unclear. Could the Giants look to find Barkley’s replacement in this draft as they will have 9 picks at their disposal?

  • Isaiah Spiller (Texas A& M) 6’1/225: Spiller has a nice blend of size and quickness with a nose for the end zone.
  • Breece Hall (Iowa State) 6’1/215: Hall is a dynamic RB who has break- away speed  (4.39) and soft hands to hurt a defense in the passing game.
  • Kenneth Walker III (Michigan State) 5’10/210: Walker has excellent vision and hits the hole without hesitation. Walker plays with urgency, plays until the whistle and gives maximum effort on every down.
  • Rachaad White (Arizona State) 6’2/210: White has deceptive speed for his size and looks more like a wide receiver in the open field. White also possesses soft hands as a receiver and is viewed as a 3 down back.
  • Tyler Allgeier (BYU) 5’11/220:Allgeier has a stocky frame with a powerful lower base. Allgeier plays physical as he usually initiates contact and is considered a power back.  

The Giants picked up Barkley’s 5th-year option for 2022 and with another year removed from his ACL injury, many are projecting a comeback year for Barkley in 2022.

The Giants also have Devontae Booker signed for 2022, so the importance of drafting a running back could possibly wait until Day 3 of the draft if they decide to pull the trigger for one. With 4 picks on Day 3, could we see the Giants use one at the running back position?