No. 10 – Shane Smith
The New York Giants made their ground game a top priority this offseason.
Gettleman used the franchise’s highest pick in over three decades on a running back. Shurmur led Minnesota’s offense to the league’s seventh best rushing attack in terms of yards.
It’s no secret the Giants will utilize the fullback position more often under Shurmur. But will they keep Shane Smith as their primary fullback?
The undrafted free agent out of San Jose State played in 11 games as a rookie in 2017. He was used primarily as a run blocker and could be leading the way for Barkley this upcoming season.
But the Giants do have other options should they elect to move on from Smith. Big Blue is loaded at the tight end position. Evan Engram is the only lock to make the roster. Rhett Ellison’s ability to play both fullback and tight end effectively makes him a valuable asset.
That leave’s Jerell Adams, Kyle Carter, Scott Simonson, Garrett Dickerson, Ryan O’Malley, and Smith to compete for roster spots. Only two will likely join Engram and Ellison on the 53-man roster.