3. Devontae Booker
The last runningback on this list represents the cheapest option, which is surely a way the NY Giants could go with already having so much invested in the position already. Devonte Booker came into the NFL with high hopes after being selected in the fourth-round of the 2016 draft by the Broncos after two electric seasons at Utah, but he lost his spot after the undrafted Phillip Lindsay took over the position in 2018 and with the 2018 drafting of third-rounder Royce Freeman.
Booker started six games as a rookie and did quite well, accumulating 877 total yards and 6 total touchdowns. A well-rounded ‘back, Booker has a solid blend of size and speed and has shown the potential to be a workhorse in college. More of a matriculator than a home-run threat, Booker would figure to complement Saquon Barkley quite well.
Due to Lindsay’s ascension, Booker was relegated to mostly special-teams duties in 2018 and 2019. However, that could actually be a plus for him here, as Dave Gettleman value players that can do both.
With so many needs on the team, Gettleman could make the wise decision to dump as little money into the backup runningback spot as possible and go with a high-upside player. Booker fits that bill, and also fits the big ‘back (5’11 220) and short-yardage bill.