Nobody’s draft stock has risen more than that of Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.
Barkley showed up to the NFL Combine and put up some insane numbers, running a 4.40, benched pressing 225-pounds 29 times, and had a 41-yard inch vertical leap, the highest by a running back at the combine since Daniel Lasco had a 41.5-inch in 2016.
As a result, Barkley is in the conversation to be the No. 1 overall pick in April’s 2018 Draft. He would be the first back taken 1st overall since 1995, when the Bengals selected Ki-Jana Carter, who ironically, was also out of Penn State.
The numbers were so insane that NFL execs and coaches are hoping they can get a shot at drafting him but this particular unknown assistant coach would do extreme danger to himself to land the Penn State star:
NFL assistant coach on Saquon Barkley: “I would punch myself in the nuts many, many, many times to be able to draft him.”
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 4, 2018
If you’re someone who’s been hit in the balls before, then you know just how badly this coach wants Barkley.