As part of The Post’s 2022 NFL Draft preview, we take a look at what the Giants could do at each position. Today: running backs Next step: wide receivers.
We have a pretty good idea of what the Giants will do at running back this season, as they decided against buying Saquon Barkley.
The new coaching staff, led by head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, clearly sees Barkley as someone they can tailor an offense around, which is why he remains on the roster for 7, $2 million and will play the rookie contract he received when the Giants’ former front office made him the No. 2 overall pick in 2018.
Is Barkley finally getting rid of all his injury troubles and putting together a full and fulfilling season as he tries to re-establish himself as a dreaded weapon?
There wasn’t much money to spend in free agency and little money ($1.18 million) was used to sign Matt Breida, an experienced and quick option to work in tandem with and as a replacement for Barkley. Breida was with the Bills last season so he knows Daboll’s offense which is a plus.
Antonio Williams, on the Bills’ 2021 practice squad, was signed early in free agency. New Giants general manager Joe Schoen, while at Buffalo, saw the Bills take running backs (Devin Singletary and Zack Moss) with third-round picks in consecutive years.
Day 3 seems like a logical time to find a prospect for this position. The Giants have been linked with Georgia’s James Cook (younger brother of Vikings’ Dalvin Cook) as a change of pace guy. Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller is another option, though he’s not much of an out-of-the-back wide receiver.
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