Sanders, who was selected 53rd overall in April, is no stranger to having to wait patiently until his number is called, having played behind Giants star Saquon Barkley for two years at Penn State. In the case of his rookie season, though, the opportunities may come sooner for Sanders than they usually would for a player taken later in the draft.
"It's definitely going to be competitive. That's what I like about rooms likes this. It was like this at Penn State. It was a very talented running back room. But I'm just used to that stuff: competing and making each other better. Nobody's really going to be the star running back, I think," said Sanders on Total Access on Tuesday. "I think the ball's going to be spread out a lot, and that's what I kind of like, too.
"Everybody's getting a touch in the game and then just affecting the game in any type of way. So, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win."
Sanders will join a backfield stacked with talent, including Smallwood and Adams -- the team leader in rushing yards last season -- as well as fellow Big Ten alums in Corey Clement and Jordan Howard, whom the team acquired from the Bears in March. Howard started 44 games in his three seasons with Chicago and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016.