Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley have been two of the best running backs in college football over the last five years. They’re both impressed with Saquon Barkley.
Elliott and Gurley both complimented Barkley’s performance during Penn State’s Saturday night showdown with Iowa. Barkley, a Heisman candidate, had totaled more than 200 yards from scrimmage entering the fourth quarter, and Barkley had pulled off some more signature highlights.
Man is unreal @saquonb21
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 24, 2017
Barkley special frfr
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) September 24, 2017
Gurley was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Rams, while Elliott went fourth overall to the Cowboys in 2016. Barkley could be the next running back to be picked in the top 10 of the NFL Draft. He was ranked No. 2 on Matt Miller of Bleacher Report’s 2018 NFL Draft big board.
Elliott and Gurley were not the only pro athletes impressed with Barkley. The Penn State running back also got some love from Tyrann Mathieu and Mike Trout.
26 from Penn State is NFL ready
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) September 24, 2017
Barkley is the real deal ! #PennState
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) September 24, 2017