Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is among the top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, and he’ll try to heighten his resume this weekend at the NFL Combine.
Barkley, who has been linked with the Browns at either No. 1 or No. 4 overall in the draft, said he would welcome a trip to Cleveland.
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Look for Barkley to come off the board anywhere from pick No. 1 to pick No. 4 in next month’s draft.
I’m competitive. But I don’t care if I’m drafted 1, 5 or 72 or the last pick, he said. I’m gonna come in with my head low ready to work. That’s not going to change me. No matter where I’m drafted or who I’m drafted by, they’re going to get the same person. They’re going to get the guy who’s going to be a competitor, who’s passionate about the game. 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.
Brady looked far from a future five-time Super Bowl-winning QB, which led to him being a sixth-round pick (No. 199 overall). He was historically unathletic with his miserable 5.28-second 40-yard dash. His 6-5 frame also didn’t look great, weighing just 211 pounds. Of course, his intangibles, like intelligence and competitiveness, have made up for any shortcomings big time.
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