New York Giants 10 Potential Running Back Options

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Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLVI championship ring to commemorate the New York Giants 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots on February 5, 2012 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport

The New York Giants offense was much improved in 2014 over 2013. Under the guidance of new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, former Green Bay Packers quarterback coach, the Giants offense took a big step forwards. The offense became much more efficient, as Eli Manning cut down the turnovers drastically and the Giants finally resembled a professional team on that side of the ball once again.

But even with the increase in production, the Giants’ running game still suffered more often than you would like. They were unable to get the ground game going consistently, in part because of the offensive line, but also because of injuries and ineffectiveness with their running backs.

Before the season David Wilson was forced to retire because of a neck injury, the same one that forced him to miss virtually his whole sophomore season in 2013. Free agent acquisition Rashad Jennings performed like a lead back the first five weeks of the season before he was derailed by an MCL injury. Jennings was never the same after that, and ended up missing five full games and parts of others during the season.

Rookie Andre Williams was not ready to be a lead back in replacing Jennings, and the Giants’ offense suffered because of it. Williams was still learning how to be an NFL back in terms of finding which hole to run through, and still has plenty of work to do in the passing game before he can be relied on as a lead back.

Once Jennings went down the Giants were left with a gaping hole in their backfield. It really all started when Wilson went down, as they never were able to fill the role they had ready for him. They cannot afford to have that happen again, and the Giants need to be prepared in the backfield this time around. Here are 10 players that could pique the Giants interest this offseason at the running back position.

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