According to the Clemson University website, the Giants are one of the teams that will spend a lot of time around running back C.J. Spiller at his Pro Day today.
He's another guy who has garnered much attention on this blog, though I think it would be a reach to draft a running back in the first round given an already-crowded backfield. But the idea does have some merit.
Spiller was the only college player to score a touchdown in every game last year, finishing with 21. And he went into his senior season as Clemson's recordholder in all-purpose yardage, a mark he upped by 1,212 rushing and 503 receiving yards.
He's coming off a hamstring injury, and there are questions about whether the 5-11, 196-pound can hold up in the NFL. Heaven knows, the Giants don't need another fragile running back to go along with often-injured Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. But if he stays healthy, he could be a Reggie Bush-type weapon.
UPDATE: According to NFL Draft Scout, Spiller chose not to run today, preferring instead to sit on his combine time of 4.37. His decision shouldn't hurt his draft positioning, though.
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