I've flip-flopped a bit on my projection for the Giants' fourth-round selection, originally mocking Florida running back Mike Gillislee, and then Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo.
With the first three rounds of the draft in the books, I simply cannot believe that UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is still on the board. In my opinion, the Giants would have to take him if he fell to pick No. 116.
Franklin can run inside the tackles and has quick burst to the outside, and he improved every year in the Pac-12.
He can also catch the ball out of the backfield, and is a willing pass-blocker, which is a must for any running back who plays under Tom Coughlin.
Yes, I am well aware that the Giants selected running back David Wilson with their first pick last year. I know that the Big Blue brain trust believes Wilson will be a star.
I don't care about that.
Bottom line: I don't feel confident in Wilson and Andre Brown as the team's top two backs. Brown is on a one-year deal and is coming off of a broken leg. I really like Wilson, but he hasn't proven it over an entire season just yet.
Franklin would be an outstanding selection, both for the present and future of the Giants. If he's still on the board at No. 116, it should take Reese 0.00001 seconds to call in the pick.