New York Giants 10 Potential Running Back Options

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Jan 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) runs the ball in the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Karlos Williams

Williams was a part of running back duo with Florida State this season, getting 150 carries for 689 yards and catching 29 passes for 265 yards and 12 total touchdowns. Now those may not seem like eye catching numbers, but Williams only started playing running back two seasons ago, as he came to Florida State as a safety, but converted to playing offense prior to his junior season.

Williams still has plenty to learn as a running back, but he as athletic as any running back in this upcoming draft. He finished with the best Speed Score of the running backs 114.2, running a 4.48 40 despite weighing 230 pounds. That type of athleticism with that size will have coaches salivating to get their hands on, thinking they are the ones that can hone those athletic abilities into being a strong running back.

That is where the problem lies for Williams in reference to the Giants though, as they will not use a player if he is not ready. Currently the Giants have a need in the receiving game from their running backs, and Williams may not give them a boost right away. He sometimes has a penchant dropping passes he should catch, but then will bounce right back with an extremely athletic catch, just snatching the ball out of the air.

While he may need some work, his athleticism may be enough to entice the Giants to use a draft pick on. Right now Williams is the 15th ranked running back according to ESPN, meaning he should be available later in the draft. If the Giants hit throughout the early part of their draft and feel they can take a chance on a high upside player later on, Williams should be their guy. His athletic ability alone, coupled with his willingness to improve could result in him being a valuable player.

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