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Big Blue's backfield tandem of the early 2000s was significantly less thunderous than expected.
If you only look at the statistics, running back Ron Dayne may not belong on this list. He compiled a respectable 2,067 rushing yards during his four-year stint with the Giants, and his 16 touchdowns during that time are nothing to sneeze at.
But when you consider the fact that Dayne was the Heisman Trophy winner in 1999 and the 11th-overall selection the following spring, the 250-pound bowling ball of a back's stats stand out as painfully puny.
After compiling a still-standing NCAA record of 6,397 rushing yards during his time at Wisconsin, Dayne racked up prestigious collegiate honors such as AP Player of the Year, the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award, the Doak Walker Award and the Jim Brown award—it's really no wonder New York fell for this apparition of an All-Star.
Dayne, who was to be the thunder to Tiki Barber's lightning, eventually yielded all backfield duties to Barber. As Barber went on to become New York's all-time leading rusher, Dayne dissolved into NFL obscurity with the Denver Broncos and later with the Houston Texans.
Kevin is a New York Giants Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter here. All draft and statistical information is courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com, unless specifically noted otherwise.