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Giants 90-man roster breakdown: FB Henry Hynoski still valuable

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Let's look at one of the league's better fullbacks.

Henry Hynoski
Henry Hynoski
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Let's look at one of the more popular New York Giants today as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the team will bring to training camp in just a bit more than a month. It's time to focus on fullback Henry Hynoski.

2014 Season in Review

Won a training camp competition for the fullback job with John Conner, and went on to have his best NFL season. Hynoski had a +6.4 Pro Football Focus grade, including +5.3 in handling his primary task, run blocking. Both were career bests for the 26-year-old. Hynoski even carried the ball seven times for 13 yards. That brings his career total number of rushing attempts to 12. Oddly, Hynoski was not even targeted a single time in the passing game. Hynoski caught 23 passes his first two seasons in the league.

2015 Season Outlook

Hynoski might not be very good at golf, but he certainly is a good NFL fullback. And there is certainly still a place for him within the Giants offense. I have no numbers to back it up, but the eye test clearly showed that the Giants were better running the ball last season with Hynoski in the game than when he was on the sideline.

The base offense for the Giants is '11' personnel, with three wide receivers, a running back and a tight end. The other grouping favored by McAdoo last season was '21' personnel, with two running backs, two receivers and a tight end. This would be where Hynoski would come into play. Also if the Giants go to '22' personnel with two backs, two tight ends and only a single receiver. Hynoski played 27 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps a season ago, and that figures to remain about the same in 2015.