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Make the Case: RB Christian McCaffrey vs. TE O.J. Howard

Posted Feb 10, 2017


NFL Draft Experts debate if Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey or Alabama TE O.J. Howard would be a better fit for the Giants.

With our “Make the Case” series on Giants.com, we look at projections provided by two draft experts and then ask you, the fans, to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select with the 23rd pick in the first round.

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In this debate, we look at Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey vs. Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.

Be sure to vote and Make YOUR Case in the comments below!

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com projected McCaffrey, a 6-foot, 197-pound former Heisman Trophy finalist. As a sophomore in 2015, he set the NCAA single-season record for all-purpose yards (3,864) and was named the Associated Press and Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Rang: “McCaffrey isn't a bruiser but his instincts, shiftiness and soft hands out of the backfield could make him an intriguing weapon for Big Blue.”

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O.J. Howard, OT, Alabama

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks liked Howard, one of the stars at last month’s Senior Bowl. Coming in at 6-foot-6 and 249 pounds, Howard was the Offensive MVP of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship after recording 208 yards and two touchdowns on five catches.

Brooks: “After emerging as the best overall tight end at the Senior Bowl, Howard elevated his stock. The Giants could use another weapon in the passing game to alleviate pressure on Odell Beckham, Jr. on the outside.”