Saquon Barkley knows that most NFL scouts and teams value him as the best player in the draft. Even though Barkley believed he didn’t perform well at the NFL Combine, the running back pulled off an incredible move. The Penn State alumn decided to forgo the Pro Day workout.
“A lot of people think I did really well at the combine, and I can’t complain with the numbers I put up at the combine, but they weren’t my best. I really truly do believe I could’ve done better, but the combine is the combine. I wanted to go out there and do the best I can and represent my school, but now I’m just excited to get to the next level. I’m done running with a shirt off. I’m ready to put pads on.”
At Penn State Pro Day, Saquon Barkley tells me: “I’m done running with a shirt off — I'm ready to put pads on." And when he calls me ma’am, you know he’s serious….. pic.twitter.com/WfOxltd4qy
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) March 20, 2018
This is something you normally see happen if the player is hurt or a quarterback. But for Barkley, he’s neither. Why hurt your draft stock with bad performance or worst hurt yourself for free.