Barkley finished RB33 but missed four games due to an ankle sprain. His per game average was tied for 32nd in the league with A.J. Dillon. It wasn’t a big surprise that he struggled, since he was coming off a torn ACL and a torn MCL suffered in September of 2020, and the Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the league. He averaged 3.7 yards per carry, and much of the blame fell on that overmatched offensive line, which was 31st in Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards metric. However, Barkley’s individual advanced stats weren’t very good either. He was 46th out of 50 eligible running backs in attempts per broken tackle (per Pro Football Reference) and subsequently 41st in yards after contract per attempt. His PFF rushing grade was 49th out of 61 eligible backs. But there are reasons for optimism as well. Barkley is still just 25, and will be nearly two years removed from his ACL/MCL tear when training camp rolls around, so he should be fully healthy. The Giants also invested in the offensive line, adding a net five players to the unit while spending a net $10.5 million and adding tackle Evan Neal in the first round and guard Joshua Ezeudu in the third round. Finally, there was a regime change with former Bills’ OC Brian Daboll taking over as the Giants’ head coach. Barkley should continue to be used heavily as a receiver and is reportedly lining up all over the field in offseason activities.