Gary Brightwell will have a chance to prove himself on special teams
I would say the main reason the New York Giants didn’t re-sign running back Wayne Gallman is because he doesn’t play special teams, which is very important not only in the NFL but with head coach Joe Judge.
When the Giants drafted running back Gary Brightwell in the 6th round they knew they were getting complete player that can play special teams. He’s already admitted that he’s ready to get to work.
“I’m excited to bring some special teams to the field,” said Brightwell, via Giants Wire. “I’m going to bring a lot of explosive plays, but my priority right now is getting the playbook, getting on special teams and dominating.”
Brightwell didn’t blow people away as a college back at Arizona, but the fact that he can play specials could allow him to develop more a running back by learning from guys like Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker.
Even though Brightwell was a late round pick, I think he has a really good shot at making the Giants’ final 53-man roster this summer.
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