The Giants today added talent and experience to their offensive backfield by acquiring running back Reuben Droughns from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for [underachieving] wide receiver Tim Carter...And so ends the great Tim Carter experiment. Good riddance. He was a 2nd round pick in 2002, and caught all of 72 passes in 53 games with 3 TDs. Apparently Cleveland thinks it can get Carter to reach his potential, but I just don't see how. In 5 injury-plagued seasons in New York, he averaged just 11 games and 14 catches a year.
Droughns averages 3.9 yards a carry, and 8.1 yards a catch. He has had more than 25 catches each of the last 3 seasons. And despite just 758 rushing yards last year, totalled more than 1200 each of the previous 2 years.
I like the move - mostly because it's addition by subtraction. Drafting a running back is no longer a priority (but I still wouldn't mind nabbing Marshawn Lynch or Antonio Pittman). But the need to go RB in round 1 or 2 isn't there. It frees up the Jints to take the best player available, regardless of position.