Giants Fix Running Back Issues in Mock Trade Proposal

The Giants are lacking experience in the backfield. However, this proposed mock trade could fix their issues.
New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts
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With Giant fans getting a peek into everything that unfolded this offseason in HBO's Offseason Hard Knocks, a few things stood out.

The biggest storyline is Giants GM Joe Schoen misread the running back market as he planned to land two quality running backs. After a week, however, he signed Devin Singletary on the first day of NFL free agency.

The Giants have seemingly also mismanaged their approach to the running back position as they didn't sign another experienced back leaving questions about the group's experience.

Bleacher Report proposed a trade where the Giants land an experienced back alongside Singletary that could easily make the Giants feel better about their running back room. In the proposed trade, the Giants sent a sixth-round pick in the 2025 draft and a fourth-round pick in 2026 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Najee Harris.

The move would resemble the trade New York made last season when they traded a day-three pick for Isaiah Simmons. The Steelers have seemingly begun to favor Jaylen Warren over Harris, as the team turned down Harris' fifth-year option earlier this offseason.

In the NFL, Harris hasn't looked like the unstoppable back that he was at Alabama. However, he's been a capable back. In Harris' first three seasons in the NFL, he's rushed for over 1,000 yards while playing every game of his career. When Saquon Barkley was with the Giants, we would see the team's rushing attack fall apart as Barkley was often injured.

Landing Harris would allow the team to have a capable backup while players like Eric Gray, Tyrone Tracy, and Jashaun Corbin continue to gain experience in the NFL at the position.

A No Brainer Trade for the Giants

The Giants, frankly put, don't have enough talent on the roster to truly compete for a Super Bowl and possibly a playoff spot. The team needs to have the pieces in place around Daniel Jones so the front office can finally decide if he's the best option for the team going forward.

The trade could also give the Giants an early look at Harris whom the team could look to re-sign next offseason if he succeeds in New York.

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