There’s no player in college football that ESPN’s Todd McShay would rather have than Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
The draft analyst said he would take Barkley first overall in a college football draft during an interview Wednesday on The Russillo Show.
— The Russillo Show (@RussilloShow) September 13, 2017
You don’t have to squint to see why McShay is so high on Barkley. The junior is widely seen as a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy and already has 260 rushing yards though his first two games.
Mock 2018 NFL Drafts already have him as an early first-round pick, and he could easily move up from there with a Heisman-level season. McShay has previously ranked Barkley as the top running back of the class.
Todd McShay’s top five 2018 RB prospects:
1. Saquon Barkley
2. Derrius Guice
3. Bo Scarbrough
4. Nick Chubb
5. Akrum Wadley
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) August 16, 2017