Giants appear to be ‘all in’ on RB Paul Perkins

Analyst Cyrus Geller takes a look at the production of New York Giants second-year RB Paul Perkins.

| 2 weeks ago
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Giants appear to be ‘all in’ on RB Paul Perkins


  • After failing to acquire former Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (signed with the Eagles), the Giants are now all in on making Paul Perkins their feature running back.
  • In his first NFL season, Perkins ranked 40th out of 62 qualified running backs with an overall grade of 67.8.
  • Perkins’ elusive rating of 28.2 ranked 38th out of 53 qualified running backs, and his breakaway percentage (percentage of yards that come on runs of 15 or more yards) of 13.2 put him at 46th out of 53.
  • Perkins was not used often in the passing game last season, as he was only targeted 20 times, tied for 57th among all running backs in the league. He averaged 1.24 yards per route run, a mark that ranked 63rd.

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