The New York Giants need to improve at the running back position. Could the 2017 NFL Draft hold the answer to the Giants’ issues?
The 2017 NFL Draft is shaping up to be a defining event for the future of the New York Giants. There are intriguing options who can provide immediate help at multiple positions, as well as upside players who could be developed for the future.
Though there are a number of priorities and for Jerry Reese and the Giants, one could easily argue that improving at running back should be near the top of the list.
New York is coming off of a season during which it ranked No. 29 in the NFL in rushing yards. New York was also No. 30 in rushing yards per carry and ranked dead last in rushing touchdowns with a disheartening six.
Paul Perkins has shown flashes of being the future at running back, but the Giants can’t afford to finish the draft without addressing this issue.
New York’s first-round draft pick will come at No. 23 overall, which will likely prevent it from selecting either Dalvin Cook or Leonard Fournette. There could still be a number of tantalizing prospects, however, and all are worth considering.
The question is: who are the most intriguing running back prospects that New York can find throughout the 2017 NFL Draft?