I think it is a misconception that running backs can be easily replaced in the later rounds. Only 30% of the top 20 running backs were drafted pass the 2nd round. It is true that running backs' careers are shorter than the other players but it is wrong to believe that it is easy to get good running backs in the later rounds.... 30% isn't a good percentage. Sure there are rare players like Arian Foster and Michael Turner but majority of the top rushers were picked in the top 2 rounds. And getting a later draft RB like Shonn Greene, Michael Bush or Fred Jackson in the later rounds isn't something that I would be happy about. Anybody want to get RBs like Shonn Greene, Michael Bush or Fred Jackson in the later rounds? I know Fred Jackson was having a good year until he got hurt last season.
Only 6 RBs (30%) of the top 20 rushers were drafted pass the 2nd
round..... Only 3 RBs of those 6 (15%) would I be willing to have on the Giants.
The percentages are very low to get a GOOD RB pass the 2nd round. Giants
chance to get an Arian Foster or Michael Turner is low. The Giants
could also get stuck with a Michael Bush (4th round) or Shonn Greene
I heard RBs are easily replaceable, dime a dozen, just get great RBs in the later rounds, etc.... It worked with Jacobs and Bradshaw (2 championships) but Jacobs is gone and Bradshaw is going on his 6th year with injury concerns. And lets not forget that the Giants had the worst rushing game last season.