The New York Giants already had a need at the running back position after cutting veteran Brandon Jacobs this offseason, but that need has become much more desperate with news regarding Ahmad Bradshaw.
ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk is reporting that Bradshaw will sit for three months after receiving an injection of bone marrow to help his foot heal.
With Bradshaw unavailable for OTAs and his presence in training camp currently uncertain, the Giants find themselves in a difficult predicament.
The Giants have minimal options behind Bradshaw. Unproven 2011 seventh-rounder Da’Rel Scott, mediocre DJ Ware and recently suspended Andre Brown are not likely up to the task for the Giants.
Fortunately, the 2012 NFL draft presents a class stocked full of talented players who could potentially fill the defending Super Bowl champions’ need until Bradshaw is fully healed. If the Giants don’t like the idea of laying such a heavy workload on a rookie back, there are still great options to be found in free agency or on the trade block.
Let’s take a look at the options the Giants still have at their disposal this offseason.