Giants select Saquon Barkley 2nd overall in National Football League draft

Giants select Saquon Barkley 2nd overall in National Football League draft

So tonight at the league's annual Draft, being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the literal Giants, the NY football Giants, should further demystify the perception of quarterbacks by selecting Bronx-born running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick if he remains on the board after the Cleveland Browns make the first selection. It will be part of this heated rivalry moving forward, one that Barkley was introduced to on one of the biggest nights of his life.

Barkley, who entered the draft after his junior season, has all the ingredients to become a great. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had 1,631 rushing yards in 2016, and Kareem Hunt finished with 1,327 rushing yards in 2017.

Whenever the New York Giants have to replace Eli Manning - and that could be sooner than they want to admit - they'll have to look back at their decision to take a running back over all the quarterbacks available to them in the first round Thursday. Barkley will be catching passes this season from Eli Manning who enters his 15th season in the league, all of which were played in NY.

"Call (former Browns General Manager) Ray Farmer and take anyone who he doesn't pick".

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.

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What's next: The Giants have three Day 2 picks.

The turning point for Barkley came on October 13, 2013, when he had a visit with Penn State.

"We'll have some final meetings here as we approach tonight and then we'll watch this minicamp", coach Pat Shurmur said. He recalled watching video of a game earlier this season when he got to the second level and was confronted by two linebackers and a safety. Gettleman said, "Some guys are just freaks". "I want this to be about where I'm going next", Barkley said. He is Penn State's all-time leader in all-purpose yardage (5,538) and is the only player in school history to gain 3,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in a career. He also had 54 receptions for 632 yards and three more scores. There will be plenty of total yards gained by Barkley.

Once known as a franchise whose offense was built on a successful, methodical run game, the Giants run game has been ranked in the lower half of the league in each of the last five years, including a 26th-place finish last year.

By the way, the last time the Giants had the No. 2 overall pick was in 1981.

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