3. Wayne Gallman
For some reason, Wayne Gallman has appeared to fall out of favor with NY Giants brass. After a very productive rookie season that saw Gallman rack up almost 500 rushing yards, a 4.3 yards per carry average, 34 receptions and 193 receiving yards in a limited role, the sky seemed to be the limit for the 2017 fourth-round pick.
Lost in the shuffle of a regime change and the drafting of Saquon Barkley at #2 overall in 2018, Gallaman has been delegated to a non-factor over the past two seasons. Over those two campaigns, Gallman has totaled just 276 rushing yards and 24 receptions in a reserve role.
To make matters worse, when Barkley went down with a high-ankle sprain in 2019 and it seemed like he’d finally be able to show what he can do in a workhorse role, Gallman quickly went down with an injury himself.
Many believe the Giants will be looking to draft a backup for Barkley in the later rounds of the draft, and the writing appears to be on the wall as far as Gallman’s future with the NY Giants goes.
It’s no secret that runningback has become just about the least valuable position in all of football. Teams are consistently investing less and less in the runningback position, and rarely is a runningback traded for any kind of meaningful draft capital.
However, if Big Blue can muster up any kind of draft pick at all for the former Clemson star, it would be a win. A sixth-rounder even seems like a home run in this scenario, and that shouldn’t be too far out of the question for a team looking to bolster its runningback room.
Still just 25 years old, Gallman should have plenty of productive years left in the NFL after not putting many miles on his legs in his time with the Giants. Many were surprised to see Gallman fall all the way to the fourth round in 2017, and he still has a solid reputation around the league.