NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Clemson RB Wayne Gallman
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Wayne Gallman (9) runs with the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants added some depth to their offensive backfield by selecting Clemson RB Wayne Gallman in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. 

The New York Giants have made four selections thus far int he 2017 NFL Draft, all at positions of need. The latest is RB Wayne Gallman of Clemson (6’0″, 215), who is a seasoned veteran of big time college football, playing in six bowl games including back-to-back BCS National Championship Games.

Gallman is known as rough snd tumble runner who can block in the passing game and is an unselfish player. He’s a banger who will bring much needed physicality to the Giants’ offense.

“Comes with NFL-ready body and a competitive running style. Gallman has limited instincts as an interior runner and needs lanes rather than creases, but he’s physical enough to bang out tough yardage. Gallman runs with pace and shows traits of being a one-cut runner who is better off with focused, pre-set tracks rather than searching for his own. He could be an early contributor in a committee with a future as an eventual starter.” – Lance Zierlein,

Does this mean the Giants are out of the running for LeGarrette Blount? Not at all. Gallman will join an already crowded backfield that consists of Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Shaun Draughn.

John Fennelly has been covering the New York sports scene on the Internet since 1997. He has advised and been published on dozens of prominent websites and in major periodicals and can been heard on sports talk radio stations all over the dial. Before embarking on his career as an accredited journalist, John held several management positions in a successful 25-year career in the financial industry. He holds a degree in New Media/Journalism from Queens College.