Saquon Barkley blew everyone's mind at the NFL Combine

NFL Scouting Combine

Penn State's Saquon Barkley no doubt fits the well-rounded, running back prototype that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur described Wednesday for a position he believes is critical to any offense.

That figures to the overriding debate as Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard and his personnel staff prepare for the April 26-28 NFL Draft.

On the Browns, who hold the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the opening round to go with a 1-31 record over the last two seasons combined, Barkley said it would be "awesome" if Cleveland made him one of their picks. So this year they absolutely must address their quarterback situation, and a lot of people think they'll take Josh Allen with the first pick. Had a lot of injuries.

Shy of showing up in Indianapolis with an unknown injury, a troubling medical issue being discovered or suffering an injury during the event, there's nothing Barkley could do to hurt his draft stock at the combine. "Right now, you're kind of neutral".

Gettleman added that when it comes to the No. 2 pick, "you can't get too cute". Seven other players are in Indianapolis and will use the combine to try to open the eyes of National Football League talent evaluators.

Barkley's combine performance blew both of them out of the water.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport could be counted among the many who were impressed with Barkley's display of strength.


Penn State posted a video this week of Barkley preparing for the combine and running a hand-timed 4.33 in the 40-yard dash - at 232 pounds.

Barkley talks to the media. The Penn State rusher has racked up 3,843 yards and 43 touchdowns, including three consecutive 1,000-plus yard seasons ad 18 TDs in each of the last 2.

They never considered themselves rivals, Michel said Thursday, but rather wildly competitive friends whose individual desires fed into bigger team goals. "I think the running back is a huge weapon in the passing game, whether you just look down the field or check it down or you dedicate throws to the runner". I ran routes in college a little bit. I can catch the ball out of the backfield. "Joe Douglas and I tell Dom all the time that he deserves a lot of credit for Corey". "Even thought I'll be a rookie, I'm going to try to be a leader to the best of my ability and continue to work".

Howie Roseman has pulled off some unbelievable trades in the past, but the Giants have made it clear that Barkley is in play at No. 2 if he gets past Cleveland. But after Saquon's mother, Tonya Johnson, decided that the family should move from the Bronx to Pennsylvania, his need to play football grew in a state obsessed with the sport.

Even if, Barkley said with a smile, that means he winds up with a team that has only one victory in the past two seasons.

"I love his game". I want to be one of the best.

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