Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

2018 NFL Draft

Daily Five: NFL Combine Big Names, Top Prospects, Big Questions

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1. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Combine Question: Why did he disappear so often?


Try not to think of a white bear … try not to think of a white bear … try not to think of a white bear … try not to think of Trent Richardson … try not to think of Trent Richardson.

No, no one saw Richardson as a potential bust coming out of Alabama, and anyone who says he did is a flaming bag of hoo-ha.

He had everything with the hands as a receiver, the quickness, the deep speed, the power, the freakish strength, the right personality and makeup, the …

Saquon Barkley isn’t the next Trent Richardson … Saquon Barkley isn’t the next Trent Richardson …

No, Saquon Barkley is absolutely not the next Trent Richardson.

However, considering he might just be the best overall talent in this draft regardless of position, there are too many mystifying performances and disappearing acts on the resume for a player of his talent.

The Heisman was his after the Iowa game, and then he came out and ran 20 times for 56 yards against Indiana.

He was stuffed for negative yards for a bulk of the Northwestern game. However, this …

But who gets held by Rutgers to 35 yards on 14 carries?

It’s not like defenses could only key on him – Trace McSorley and the passing game did their part – but he was too easily bottled up with too many negative plays.

Yeah, he was a scoring machine with 18 rushing touchdowns and three more as a receiver, but he also managed t hit the 100-yard rushing mark just five times on the year.

He’ll be drafted way too high to be a complementary back, but …

Try not to think of Alvin Kamara …

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