Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Running back David Wilson
||Andre Brown (injured)
Although he wasn't given many opportunities to pass block, David Wilson quieted any concerns people had by showing he could handle those few assignments thrown his way.
Otherwise, it was all about his running, as the electric running back finished as the Giants' team leader in rushing yards with 179 on 24 carries, a 7.5 yards-per-carry average,
Andre Brown, the short-yardage and goal-line specialist, finished second in rushing yards with 103, but he suffered a fractured left leg, the same leg that ended his season last year.
Depending on the severity of his injury—there have been media reports stating that he could miss 4-6 weeks which have not been confirmed by the team—Brown could be headed for the temporary injured reserve (IR) designation, which teams can begin assigning on Sept. 3, in which he could return to practice after six weeks, and then he could return to the field after eight weeks.
Meanwhile, Wilson said he's ready to add the short-yardage and goal-line roles to his job description if the coaches want him to.
"Whatever they want me to do," he said. "If they need me to kick a field goal, I’m going to go out there and give it 100 percent trying to kick a field goal. The carries or the workload is not a big factor for me. When I’m on the field I want to be effective and help my team win games."
Michael Cox probably isn't ready to contribute much in the offense given that he's still learning to pass block, but this rookie seventh-rounder should have a significant role on special teams as the kickoff returner, a role previously held by Wilson.
Da'Rel Scott, who likely saved his roster spot with his overall showing against the New England Patriots, has otherwise shown just one gear, and that is the ability to run straight ahead with good speed.
Meanwhile Henry Hynoski, the underrated third-year fullback, continues to work himself back into playing shape after missing all of training camp while on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list rehabbing from the knee surgery he had in late May.
Position Grade: B