With the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the New York Giants drafted Penn State’s running back, Saquon Barkley. Barkley joins Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and Evan Engram on a very explosive offense.
The New York Giants Have Drafted Saquon Barkley
There was a ton of speculation about whether or not the New York Giants would stay put at two or trade to a quarterback-needy team, but at the end of the day, Barkley was just too good for the Giants to pass up.
Saquon Barkley is the best tailback prospect the NFL has seen in years. He’s got exceptional speed for his size, and astonished on film and at the combine. If he’s half as good in the NFL as he was in college, then the Giants are in for a treat.
At 6’0, 233 pounds, Barkley was able to run a 4.4 40 yard dash and managed to put up 29 reps on the bench. In three years at Penn State, Barkley rushed for 3,843 yards and 43 touchdowns.
Last Year’s Giants
Last year’s Giants squad was a disaster and a half, but that wasn’t necessarily because of the talent. Their coaching was inept, and it felt like all of the star players spent more time on the bench than in the game. This year, the coaching staff is improved, everyone’s healthy, and if the offensive line could just give Eli Manning a little bit of time, this signing could prove to be huge in a very competitive NFC East.