3 Running Backs the Giants Can Draft to Replace Saquon Barkley

The Giants could be in the market for a new running back but there are some options in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Michigan running back Blake Corum runs against Washington during the first half of the national
Michigan running back Blake Corum runs against Washington during the first half of the national / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Blake Corum, Michigan

Michigan's Blake Corum has been one of the most dynamic runners in college football over the past three years. Corum is such a natural ball carrier and has great vision to find the open gap.

The Virginia native has outstanding cutting ability to evade defenders and does a great job following his blockers. Corum is also slippery in the open field and has the speed to put his foot in the ground to take it the distance.

He's logged 950-plus yards and at least 11 rushing touchdowns in three straight seasons. In 2023, Corum went nuclear. He finished with 258 carries for 1,245 rushing yards, and a nation-leading 27 rushing touchdowns.

He does have some injury concerns but would be a great addition to Big Blue's backfield.

3. Trey Benson, Florida State

Trey Benson (6-foot-1, 223 pounds) is a violent runner who uses his size to his advantage. Benson has a strong frame and runs with aggression. The Mississippi native breaks arm tackles with ease but owns the speed to break away from defenders.

Benson explodes through any open gap while also having reliable hands as a pass-catcher. Over the last two years, he racked up 1,895 rushing yards and 23 rushing scores. Additionally, he's logged 33 receptions for 371 receiving yards.

Benson will bring toughness and explosiveness to the next level. He has flashed the ability to produce big plays and constantly falls forward when getting tackled. Benson will be an intriguing option in April.

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