Happy Saquon Barkley Day.
Pennsylvania lawmakers declared March 14 “Saquon Barkley Day” in a ceremony at the state capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Barkley, the former Penn State star and potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, was in attendance along with some family and friends.
Saquon Barkley Day celebrated in Pennsylvania state capitol
After signing autographs and taking photos for nearly an hour, one final shot for Saquon Barkley with family and friends in the Governor’s Reception Room of the Pa. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/mwVOEiFkpr
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State Rep. Jeanne McNeill sponsored the resolution for Saquon Barkley Day. Barkley, who grew up in Coplay, Pa., will also be getting a parade in his honor in his hometown later in the month.
After posing for pictures, Barkley met with some reporters at the capitol to discuss the upcoming draft among other topics.
There was an idea that Barkley was the favorite to go No. 1 overall after the Cleveland Browns acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor. However, Cleveland reportedly is set to sign running back Carlos Hyde, which could impact Barkley’s chances to go No. 1 overall.
Like the rest of us, Barkley is not sure where he’ll wind up in April.
“This morning, I woke up and turn on the TV, and I see the Browns signed Carlos Hyde, the Giants signed this guy,” Barkley told PennLive. “And you see all this stuff and it’s fun and interesting because you’re like, ‘wow, I could go here, I could go there,’ but like you never know.”