2013 was a rough season for the New York Giants, especially in the backfield. The offensive line did not do the running backs any favors, but the Giants were literally taking players off the street and putting them in the lineup, as they went as low as their sixth running back on the depth chart. Injuries derailed the running back group before the regular season even started, and they were never able to get back on track.
This season, the Giants do not intend on having the same problem rear its head again, as they got out quick in free agency, signing Rashad Jennings from the Oakland Raiders. They re-signed Peyton Hillis as well, and still have last season’s seventh-round pick Michael Cox in the fold as well. The 2014 NFL Draft played out in a positive way for the Giants, as Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams from Boston College fell in their laps in the fourth round.