During the NFL combine, Saquon Barkley envisioned becoming the face of the NFL and on Thursday, after being selected No. 2 overall by the New York Giants, Barkley took a step in making that vision come a reality.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Barkley generated more jersey sales on NFL draft night than any other first-round pick:
That’s according to Fanatics, which runs the official NFL online shop and is the world’s largest online seller of licensed sports merchandise.
The private company won’t divulge specific numbers, but a Fanatics official told ESPN that Barkley sold more jerseys on draft night than any other player in its history.
Following the selection, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. predicted Barkley’s jersey sales:
Btw 26 in the big blue jersey WILLL be the number one sellin Jersey in America next year. Takin all bets!!!? @saquon can’t wait Lil brudda
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) April 27, 2018