With the second pick in the NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
Reports from around the team started leaning towards Barkley over the past couple of days, as quarterbacks such as Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen fell out of favor with the Giants organization, and the pick is now official after Cleveland passed on Barkley to select Baker Mayfield with the first pick.[sc name=”StubHub”]
Barkley is from The Bronx and has stayed relatively close to home for college. He finished his three year career at Penn State with 3,483 rushing yards and 1,195 receiving yards, as well as 51 total touchdowns.[sc name=”NYG Articles Thumbnail”]
He also finished with an average of 5.7 yards per attempt, and scored twice as a return man for the Nittany Lions last year. Now, Barkley will play for his hometown and will be one of the cornerstones of the Giants team next season as the team rebuilds.
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