Marlon Mack is a young, talented back
University of Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has been one of the most popular players that has been mocked to the New York Giants throughout the internet. It looks like ESPN’s Fantasy Football analysts are going to go with him as well in their recent article where they gave their offseason predictions for each team.
What’s also interesting is that the fantasy analysts have New York signing Indianapolis Colts’ running back Marlon Mack in free agency.
Barkley-Engram-Shepard-Slayton-Tate sounds like a respectable quintet of offensive weapons, but what’s missing is an alpha at wide receiver. Waddle is arguably the No. 1 wide receiver in this year’s class and could immediately fill that role for the Giants. The speedy Alabama product is extremely explosive and, while well-rounded, will make his name with chunk plays deep down field. New York also needs help behind Saquon Barkley, so a one-year deal for Mack, who is recovering from a torn ACL, makes sense.
I guess they believe the Giants won’t re-sign Wayne Gallman and Mack will replace him as the back-up behind Saquon Barkley. The problem is that I don’t see a good reason to sign a running back that is coming off of an ACL injury when they have already have one of those in Barkley.
What is the point of having a back-up that also has health concerns when your starter has the same questions?
Now, Mack is certainly a proven running back that has eclipsed the 1,000 rushing mark once in his career and almost did it a second time in 2018 when he rushed for 908 yards. But signing him doesn’t make sense for the Giants.