What to expect: The Giants used their compensatory pick in the seventh and final round to take a running back from UMass. Michael Cox will go into training camp competing with Da'Rel Scott and Ryan Torain for the team's third running back spot on the depth chart behind David Wilson and Andre Brown. Cox was a backup at Michigan before transferring to UMass. His size and speed suggest that he could compete for a spot, and he has good hands, which means he could be used as a pass-catching back for third-and-short situations.
Who they could have gotten instead: Well this was the second to last pick in the entire draft, so there most likely weren't too many players left on the board for the Giants to choose from.
Potential impact: Once upon a time, the Giants selected a running back in the seventh round of the draft who ended up having quite the impact on the team. That player's name? Ahmad Bradshaw.