Projected starters: RB David Wilson, FB Henry Hynoski.
Projected reserves: RB Andre Brown, RB Da’Rel Scott, RB Michael Cox, RB Ryan Torain.
Who’s in: Michael Cox
Who’s out: Ahmad Bradshaw, Kregg Lumpkin.
The Good: The tandem of David Wilson and Andre Brown running behind a re-vamped Giants offensive line should provide the G-Men with one of the best backfields in the NFC. It’s expected that Andre Brown will get the bulk of the carries, while Wilson plays the role of home run threat. Although Wilson showed flashes of brilliance during his rookie season, the second year back is going to have to prove to Tom Coughlin and his staff that his fumbling woes are a thing of the past.
The Not so Good: The uncertainty surrounding the Giants new backfield is a concern for some. While Ahmad Bradshaw had his troubles staying on the field, he did offer the Giants consistent production when he was able to suit up. Now with Bradshaw out of the picture the Giants are going to have to rely heavily on two backs who simply do not have a ton of NFL experience. If Wilson and Brown can limit their mistakes this duo has a chance to turn some heads around the league this year.
Player to watch: David Wilson. While no one doubts David Wilson ability, he is going to have to prove to the coaching staff that he is ready to handle the responsibilities that come with being a starting running back in the NFL. This mostly comes down to reading defenses and picking up the blitz on passing downs, which Wilson struggled with last season.