As part of The Post’s preview of the 2022 NFL Draft, we examine what the Giants could do at each position. Today: running backs Next: wide receivers.
We have a pretty good idea of what the Giants will be doing in running back this season given their decision not to shop Saquon Barkley.
The new coaching staff, led by head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, clearly see Barkley as someone they can tailor an offense to, which is why he remains on the roster for $7.2 million and the rookie contract he The Giants’ former front office made him the No. 2 overall pick in 2018.
Will Barkley finally shake off all his injury woes and put together a full and fulfilling season while trying to reestablish himself as a feared weapon?
There wasn’t a lot of money to spend on free agency, and not much of that ($1.18 million) was used to sign Matt Breida, an experienced, fast-moving option to work with and as a backup for Barkley . Breida was with the Bills last season so knows Daboll’s offense which is a plus.
Antonio Williams, on the Bills’ practice team in 2021, was signed early in free agency. New Giants GM Joe Schoen watched while in Buffalo as the Bills running backs (Devin Singletary and Zack Moss) thrived with third-round picks back-to-back years.
Day 3 seems like a logical time to find a prospect for this position. The Giants have been associated with Georgia’s James Cook (younger brother of Dalvin Cook of the Vikings) as a tempo-changing guy. Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller is another option, although he’s not a great pass catcher outside the backfield.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/14/nfl-draft-2022-giants-have-rb-james-cook-on-their-radar/ Giants have RB James Cook on their radar