New York Giants welcome top running back in NFL Draft for top-30 visit

The New York Giants continue to kick the tires on some of the NFL Draft’s top running back prospects, hosting Iowa State’s Breece Hall for a visit

The New York Giants continue to do their due diligence on some of the best running backs available in the upcoming NFL Draft.

On Tuesday, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Giants welcomed arguably the top running back in this year’s class, Iowa State’s Breece Hall, for a top-30 visit.

Hall, 5-foot-11, 217 pounds, averaged 5.8 yards per carry for the Cyclones last season and scored 20 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus gave Hall an 86 overall rating last season.

A versatile playmaker, Hall also added a career-high 310 receiving yards.

The ability to make plays after the catch and as a viable option in the passing game could make Hall an ideal candidate for new New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll’s plan.

As FanSided previously reported, the New York Giants previously hosted Georgia running back James Cook on a pre-draft first-30 visit earlier this month.

If the New York Giants are aiming to add an insurance policy on Saquon Barkley with another significant injury, or are looking at a future without Barkley in the backfield beyond 2022, it would make sense for general manager Joe Schoen is targeting a younger, cheaper option to run back in this draft.