With the 2017 NFL Draft days away, reports are circulating that Jerry Reese and the New York Giants are interested in Christian McCaffrey.
We are now just days away. Actually, three days away from the 2017 NFL Draft, to be more specific and we still don’t know what Jerry Reese is thinking as it pertains to his New York Giants.
Holding the 23rd selection in the first round this Thursday, we know one giant thing: the offensive line is the top need.
Our very own Skylar Darel has gone through a day-by-day NFL Draft Diaries special that has targeted players from Ryan Ramczyk to O.J. Howard. Last week, he appropriately covered Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey.
Appropriately is the key word here because it’s recently come down that the Giants are, in fact, interested in the versatile running back, via James Kratch of NJ.com.
The other trade-up target would be running back Christian McCaffrey. He can do it all, and he could transform the efficiency and explosiveness of this Giants offense. The Giants would be getting four positions in one: Between the tackles running, hurry-up/third down back, slot receiver and return man.
McCaffrey’s presence would also make the Giants into one of the league’s glamour teams, which is a consideration to a point (it’s still a business, folks). It wouldn’t get much more marketable than Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and McCaffrey all on the field together.
Honestly, Kratch doesn’t even report that the Giants are “interested” in McCaffrey. It’s simply speculation. In any event, it’s a possibility.
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