Barber is not just the Giants' all-time leading rusher, but also the franchise's most complete back since Hall of Famer Frank Gifford inspired Fred Exley to pen football's most poignant piece of literature.
If Barber is to be believed, David Wilson could erase his records.
"He is as dynamic a player at that position that the Giants have ever had," Barber said this week, via ESPNNewYork.com. "... I didn't have breakaway speed like he does. I wasn't the athlete like he is. I worked hard to get where I was. As long as he doesn't take that for granted and works hard on top of it, he can be fantastic."
After going back and watching Wilson's 2012 film for Around The League's "Making the Leap" series, it's hard to quibble with Barber's assessment. We will have more in-depth analysis in a few weeks, but the most obvious takeaway was Wilson's breathtaking breakaway speed that jumped off the screen.
Time will tell if Wilson learns the "little intricacies" -- as Barber explained -- of pass protection, recognizing defenses, decisiveness and ball security that will enable him to become a complete back. If he does, the Giants will have one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the league at their disposal.
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