Ahmad Bradshaw, David Wilson, Danny Ware, Da'Rel Scott
Long shot: Andre Brown
Bradshaw will still have help
The G-Men rushing game finished dead last in the league last year, thanks in part to a roughshod offensive line. Don't forget the erratic running and health of Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, though. The Big Blue let Jacobs walk and drafted first-rounder Wilson in his place.
Bradshaw is the leader here, but count on something closer to 200 totes and not the 276 he received in 2010; they want to make sure he's conserved, considering he plays in the system the best. He's going hard at practice now but he'll ease off a bit during the season, considering the fragility of his feet.
Those concerns kept the Giants focused on employing a committee behind him to cover the gaps in play. Wilson, who's listed as the RB2, boasts a mix of agility and size that makes him a fresher, more versatile version of Jacobs. His isn't far off from Bradshaw's skill set, either. This fresh horse needs to be broken, though; Wilson, per Bradshaw, is going a bit hard in drills and putting his body under more stress than he should at this point in camp.
Ware, Brown and Scott should compete for reps but aren't draftable yet, considering how high New York is on their new Giant.
Possible time shares
- Denver Broncos (Willis McGahee, Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno)
- Detroit Lions (Kevin Smith, Mikel Leshoure, Jahvid Best INJ)
- Green Bay Packers (James Starks, Alex Green, Brandon Saine)
- Indianapolis Colts (Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Vick Ballard)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Rashard Mendenhall PUP)
- Baltimore Ravens (Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce)
- Dallas Cowboys (DeMarco Murray, Felix Jones, Phillip Tanner)
- Houston Texans (Arian Foster, Ben Tate)
- New York Jets (Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell)
- Oakland Raiders (Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson, Taiwan Jones)
- Philadelphia Eagles (LeSean McCoy, Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown)
- San Diego Chargers (Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Brown)
- Seattle Seahawks (Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin)
- Tennessee Titans (Chris Johnson, Javon Ringer)
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