According to the New York Daily News, the Jets anticipate using Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory in a "1-2 punch."
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Beat writer Manish Mehta believes Johnson "won't come close" to his career average of 290 carries per year, and could lose "35-40" percent off his 2013 total of 279. That would put Johnson at 167-181 rushing attempts. Should Johnson improve on his 2013 YPC average of 3.86 to, say, 4.20, that would give him 702-763 rushing yards. Ivory is the superior between-the-tackles runner, but Johnson's contract -- the biggest on the 2014 running back market and worth twice as much on a per-year basis as Ivory's three-year, $6 million deal -- suggests CJ?K will indeed be Gang Green's lead back. Ivory projects as a two-down change-of-pace bruiser off the bench.
Ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride may have hinted on PFT Live Monday that he left the team not sold on Rueben Randle.
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It's worth noting GM Jerry Reese stated at the Combine that the "jury is still out" on Randle, and that he's not sure whether Randle is a No. 1, 2, or 3-caliber receiver. Gilbride told PFT that the Giants need to "get somebody that's going to be productive for them as an outside receiver. Victor Cruz is terrific, but they need somebody that when they go match up, bump and run (and) go win." We'll find out more about the Giants' faith (or lack thereof) in Randle via the draft.