3 NY Giants who could lose their jobs to youngsters this season

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2. RB Matt Breida

Matt Breida has been s solid backup since he became a Giant, so this undoubtedly hurts to say. However, rookie fifth-round pick Eric Gray has the potential to do some serious damage in the NFL. Gray made his last college season his best as he rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He also was solid out of the backfield as a receiver. He caught 33 passes for an average of 6.4 yards a reception. Gray currently sits right behind Breida on the depth chart at No. 3, but if his potential can translate to the field, Breida may be the third guy sooner rather than later.

With these two backs, all the measurables are pretty much a wash. They're about the same height, Breida is faster and Gray is a little bit stronger. On the field, both of them can seemingly do the same thing as well. Both are good at eating yards and reading blocks. Plus, they can be a threat out of the backfield to catch the ball and make a play. So, where is the possibility Gray could take the No. 2 spot?

Simply put, Gray's age helps him here. Gray is essentially the newer model and five years younger. In a day and age of the NFL where running backs seem to age quickly, you want some version of youth in the backfield. Gray can bring that and then some to MetLife. Gray could see extended action as Saquon Barkley's backup this fall.