When you come across your local tree, you usually think, “hmm, just another tree,” but don’t be mistaken, you might just be looking at New York Giants‘ running back Saquon Barkley’s legs.
Barkley was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, and just as the EPA would say… “We are going green!”
The Giants have provided not one, but two tree trunks to sprout some new life into the offense.. Just check them out here!
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The rookie running back brings an elevated sense of confidence and versatility for an offense that has lacked serious gusto and unpredictability in recent years. His unparalleled ability to jump cut away from pressure and bounce the ball away from defenders will be an essential tool to keep plays alive and converting on third down.
Who’s Barkley hanging with?
Barkley has spent a lot of time hanging around with Odell Beckham Jr., who seems to have returned from his injury with a more mature mentality and a renewed dedication to his team. After missing OTAs last season and grabbing negative attention from the media, Beckham turned the tables this time around, enjoying practice with his teammates for the first portion of the voluntary workouts.
Beckham and Barkley have had a growing relationship since before the 2018 NFL Draft, which only benefits the Giants, as their two best players now have a healthy chemistry to work with.
Utilizing Barkley and OBJ on the offense will be extremely interesting, as defenses will now have to honor the run game, forcing them to leave Beckham in single coverage – a daunting task for any cornerback. It will also open up the field for tight end Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard. Finally, quarterback Eli Manning has the tools to show off his best self – a play-action and audible connoisseur.