General manager Dave Gettleman was so convinced that Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the best player in the 2018 NFL Draft that he didn’t even field trade offers, and would have officially made the No. 2 selection with 9:58 remaining on the clock if he could on Thursday night.
A complete back with home run ability as a runner and pass-catcher out of the backfield or the slot, what Gettleman saw of Barkley on film, former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead has never seen or had the chance to coach in two decades on the job.
Thursday afternoon, I was attempting to circuitously make my way back toward my Nissan Titan truck — it was the only available rental car option, because… Texas — when I stumbled upon a shortcut, down a walk-way below the stadium, away from the densely populated Draft Experience.
Here, a family of three was loitering behind a trash can, a failed attempt to obscure the view of a Miller Lite six pack the man, donning a Dak Prescott Cowboys jersey, was consuming, all to himself. His girlfriend was in a Nick Foles Eagles jersey, their son — spinning around a few feet away on the grass, oblivious to his father’s libations –in an oversized Carson Wentz jersey.
The man started shouting at the woman, something about the draft, the Cowboys, of running out of beer. She ignored him, or at least barely cared about what he had to say.
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The first big surprise of the 2018 NFL Draft was the Browns taking Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick. The next big surprise came a pick later when the Giants — who have needs at quarterback because 37-year-old Eli Manning has a year, maybe two left — instead rushed to the podium to announce that Penn St. running back Saquon Barkley. And according to new general manager Dave Gettleman, there were no real considerations of taking a quarterback like Sam Darnold or Josh Allen or Josh Rosen, or taking calls about trading out Cheap NFL Jerseys of the pick altogether.
We all had such a conviction on this kid that at the end of the day… the only reason that pick wasn’t in at 9:58 was because we had to wait until the Best Cheap Jerseys From China five-minute mark, Gettleman said of Barkley, according to NJ.com.