DJ Ware has been in limbo his entire career. Is he a kick returner? Is he just a special teams guy? Is he the third down running back? Last season was Ware’s first chance to get a good amount of playing time. He even started a game last season due to injuries. He had 333 yards on 73 total touches last season. Now where does he fit on the New York Giants?
David Wilson was picked in the first round this year. He’s going to be the primary backup to Ahmad Bradshaw and may even start, depending on how training camp goes and the health of Bradshaw. Bradshaw has some injury history to him and had offseason surgery. Wilson was the first round pick so you know he will definitely get playing time because the team needs to see what he can do. Andre Brown is back on the team and has yet to do much other than have a great youtube video from the team flight back from the Super Bowl.
The player to watch who I think may surprise some people is Da’Rel Scott. Scott is a former seventh round pick and clearly has some speed if you remember his run last preseason. He had some injury issues in college, but the Giants have had success before with seventh round picks at running back. Scott only had five carries last season and had the most touches as a kick returner.
The third running back spot is a battle to watch as training camp moves along. If Ware doesn’t perform well and one of the younger players does, he could end up being the odd man out. It’s something to look at as training camp moves closer.