The New York Giants had a second round grade on Boston College running back Andre Williams and couldn’t pass up the value in the fourth round, according to Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com.
“We’re still hoping that [2012 first-round pick] David Wilson comes back and is able to go, but we said out of the gate that we weren’t going to count on that until the doctors say he can practice full-contact, and he hasn’t been released to do that,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said. “We think he’s going to be there, but we couldn’t pass up the value of a running back of this caliber at this point in the draft.”
With the value of running backs being so low right now in the NFL, it’s not a surprise Williams fell to the fourth round. It’s not that he’s a bad player or that teams don’t think he’ll be good in the NFL, it’s just that the league is all about passing for the most part.