The Giants score big in 2018 draft: take Saquon Barkley at no. 2

The Giants got a bundle of positives with the selection of Barkley: a leader, a native New Yorker, high-level production, and a marketable new face for their franchise.

Kahron Spearman

The New York Giants selected Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, in the no-brainer move of the draft.


General manager Dave Gettleman didn't have any use for a quarterback that probably wouldn't play for a couple years, with a roster that only needed tweaking and health to become competitive again. 


With Barkley, they get a leader, a productive player, and a marketable face within the New York market.

Blessed to be a member of the @Giants! Thank you for believing in me. You won't be disappointed. I'm ready to work!

Saquon Barkley
Running back, NY Giants (No. 2 overall)

Head coach Pat Shurmur knows Barkley can help in the run game, and especially in catching out of the backfield by drawing attention away from the Giants receivers.

If New York can patch up the offensive line and stay healthy, there's a chance they could find themselves challenging the champion Philadelphia Eagles - Barkley is that good.