Veteran players aren’t always happy when their teams spend a first-round draft pick on another guy at the same position, but Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is looking forward to playing with David Wilson, the Virginia Tech running back drafted by the Giants in the first round.
“I plan on using him as my project,” Bradshaw said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “He’s a very talented running back and he’s from Virginia. Two Virginia guys in this running back corps is going to be dangerous. I expect to use him as my project to get him better, to get him smarter and just to mature him a little bit, just to help him understand the NFL.”
Last year Bradshaw split carries with Brandon Jacobs, and he sounds like he’ll be happy splitting carries with Wilson, too. Bradshaw also said he’s going to work with Wilson on learning all the pass protections in the Giants’ playbook.
“If you can’t protect that quarterback, you can’t get out there,” Bradshaw said. “That’s how we look at it now.”
And Bradshaw will take it upon himself to make sure Wilson can get out there, even if that costs Bradshaw some playing time.