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New York Giants coaches and fans will have their eyes on the electric David Wilson, whose chance to become the lead back after only one season after being drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft in the first round.
Wilson will have a lot to prove in training camp and has been working hard to learn the offense.
However, he will have to overcome a fumbling issue that laded him in Tom Coughlin’s doghouse early last season.
Wilson needs to beat out Andre Brown for the starting job and earn the trust of the coaching staff.
He also needs to show he can protect the quarterback and recognize defenses.
According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, the Giants want Wilson to win the job, but most likely they will go with a running back by committee approach.
‘Tom Coughlin will likely split carries between Wilson and Brown, who should complement each other well. While Wilson brings the home-run threat, Brown offers the Giants a well-rounded option. He can run with power, can catch out of the backfield, block and excel in the short-yardage game. If Brown is healthy after breaking his leg last year, don't be surprised to see the former well-traveled running back get the majority of carries in some games. He should be the goal-line back again.’
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According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the New York Giants are close to signing rookie first round pick, offensive lineman Justin Pugh.
Btw, hearing NYG getting close on Justin Pugh signing.
— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) July 19, 2013
The Giants and Pugh’s reps have been going back and forth over offset money.
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