With their first pick in the 6th round the Giants selected RB Gary Brightwell out of Arizona. At 6’1″ and 218 pounds, Brightwell is a bruising, aggressive runner who loves nothing more than running through defenders.
That doesn’t mean Brightwell isn’t a little shifty as well, forcing 60 missed tackles in his 242 carries, but his strength is, well his strength. Averaging 5.5 yards per carry with an incredible 3.48 yards of that after contact.
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Last Word On Sports had this to say about him, “Gary Brightwell is a fun player to watch, but what he does well isn’t exactly in high demand at the NFL level. The Arizona product runs with an unmatched fury, and he hasn’t found a defender he’s not willing to try and run over. His impressive frame is a good match for this skill set, as is his north-south running style. Brightwell reaches his top speed in a hurry and can usually pick up an extra yard or two by shedding off the first contact.“