Age: 27 (1/18/1990)
Experience: Four Seasons
2016 Season Statistics: 195 ATT, 788 YDS, 12 TD, 52 FD; 33 REC, 264 YDS
Latavius Murray was drafted in 2013 and put forth a solid effort during the 2014 campaign. He broke out in 2015 and put forth another strong showing in 2016, which has helped him become a coveted free agent.
Depending on the price tag that’s attached to Murray, he could be a potential option for the New York Giants in free agency.
Signing a former Oakland Raiders running back may not be the most endearing of options following the Rashad Jennings saga. Having said that, Murray is a quality talent who has proven useful as both a runner between the tackles and a receiver out of the backfield.
Murray has recorded at least 1,000 yards of offense from scrimmage in back-to-back seasons, which includes the 1,052 he amassed in 2016.
Murary’s primary value is how dynamic he’s become at finishing off plays with touchdowns. He ran for six scores in 2015 and found the end zone 12 times in 2016, which includes touchdowns in eight of his 14 appearances.
The Giants accumulated less rushing touchdowns as a team than Murray did individually in 2016. In other words: he could make sense for a Giants offense in need of points.