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*Changed Pick from Casey Matthews
(from previous article)
"The days of Brandon Jacobs in the Giants' backfield could be numbered. His up-and-down season was well chronicled and it ended on a down note, despite him having a terrific second half of the season as the starter.
He cussed out reporters as he was cleaning his locker and the Giants organization, known for its desire to rid the team of guys who don't want to be there, may have to oblige Jacobs if he wants to leave.
If they happen to hold onto Jacobs, then they have the task of signing Ahmad Bradshaw to a new contract, which could prove to be difficult with how great his season was. The Giants already have a ton of money invested in other franchise players, so if it is about money, the Giants might not be able to match offers from other teams.
Either way, the Giants will more than likely be looking for a running back—DJ Ware is not the answer."
As of yesterday, the Giants made Ahmad Bradshaw a restricted free agent with a second-round tender, so the likelihood of them either keeping both Jacobs and Bradshaw or trading Jacobs and drafting a younger back with upside becomes a high possibility.
If it were me, I would oblige Jacobs' deep desires to play elsewhere as the full-time starter and take a guy who, by all accounts, could be even better than Jacobs.
Fannin has many similarities with Jacobs, the best of which is he is a big back with elite speed.
Despite weighing 231 pounds, Fannin was the second-fastest running back at the Combine with a 4.38 40-yard dash.
He was also the third-string running back for the Tigers this season—as was Jacobs at one point in his college career before transferring—but may have caught the eyes of several teams as a late Day-Two steal.