NY Giants: Top-5 late-round NFL Draft picks since 2000
3. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, 2007 Draft: 7th Round (250 Overall)
One of the all-time fan favorites for the Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw – like Boss – emerged late in his rookie season of ’07 and was vital in that year’d Super Bowl run.
After posting 190 rushing yards in the regular season, with 88 of those coming on the longest team run of the season vs Buffalo, Bradshaw hit another gear in the playoffs and ripped off 208 yards on the ground and one score in the four game stretch.
The next two seasons he saw his production increase, posting 355 yards in year two as the third-string back and 778 yards in year three as he and Brandon Jacobs began to develop their lethal 1-2 punch.
He posted a career-high 1,235 yards on the ground in 2010 and in 2011 set another career mark with 9 rushing touchdowns. In the payoff run of 2011, Bradshaw was at his best once again, posting 386 total yards and the go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI.
By the time Bradshaw’s Big Blue career came to an end, the 7th round draft pick from Marshall accounted for 4,712 rushing yards, 34 rushing touchdowns, 1,228 receiving yards, and 1,981 kick return yards. All-in-all, he contributed almost 6,000 yards from scrimmage and was responsible for 37 total touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards/rush.
Currently, Bradshaw sits 6th on the franchise’s all-time rushing leaders list.