Last season, the New York Giants suffered a major meltdown at the running back position. The franchise, once noted for its bruising running game, was reduced to signing backs off the street just to hold things together.
The aim this offseason has been to revamp this unit. Through free agency and the draft, the Giants have created quite a competition at the running back position. The goal for 2014 is to reestablish a power running game, as evidenced by the 230-pound average weight of the six running backs currently on the Giants' 90-man roster.
The offense will still revolve around quarterback Eli Manning and his passing attack, not differing from the NFL norm these days. The emphasis on the ground game, however, will be more potent than it has been in recent years. A more balanced approach will only boost Big Blue's offensive output in 2014, the first season under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
This slideshow will break down the Giants' running back depth chart, highlighting and analyzing each of the six running backs on the roster.