If you're a diehard football fan that is anxiously counting down the days to the 2018 NFL Draft, this week is all about you! They will be followed by running backs and offensive lines on Thursday, March 1. The Giants have a lot of age in their secondary and they could benefit from a few young bodies back there.
Considering the 2018 NFL Draft is about two months away, some trades are still sure to shake up the type of needs that each team has entering the first round. There are only three backs now in the league who can transform an offense like Barkley will - Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson and Todd Gurley - and none of those players compare to Barkley physically or were as polished as he is coming out of school.
But as Charles Robinson of Yahoo tweeted, Scarbrough has enormous hands for a running back. "Everything else he does is outstanding - decision-making, accuracy, accuracy under pressure, and he makes plays inside and outside".
Not only did O'Brien replace the iconic Joe Paterno, who was sacked late in the 2011 season, but he also walked into crippling NCAA sanctions after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
"That's where the game is going", Barkley said.
After seldom playing for most of his rookie season, Bradshaw made one of the biggest plays of the season when he scored on an 88-yard touchdown run in the Giants' Week 16 matchup against the Bills that sealed the victory and earned the Giants a playoff berth. That's something I strive to be. Nothing surprising here, especially given the way the team is looking to actively improve and help the veteran back be even better moving forward. The quiet confidence he displayed during his time with the media should play well in interviews with teams. Known as a rangy, athletic, dominant safety who offenses look to avoid, James is perhaps the most talented - and versatile - defensive backs in this year's class.
Q: What's the most important part of the Combine?
Do you have any interest in the National Football League combine?
On the No. 3 pick: "Well, I think there are at least 4 difference makers at the top end that are also clean off the field that would all fit Indianapolis".
It's been more than two decades since a running back went No. 1 overall, but Barkley could end up following fellow Penn State alum Ki-Jana Carter after this weekend.
While Robinson would not say where he thinks Rudolph ranks in the pecking order, he did conclude that "he's definitely one of the top guys".
His performance that week earned him an invite to the Combine. They're bright guys. They love their teammates.
As a prospect, Barkley doesn't have an obvious weakness.
But Gettleman and Shurmur nevertheless kept everyone on his toes Wednesday that Barkley could be in play. "Once you get done throwing, you feel good about what you put out there and you can relax that day because it's a big weight off your shoulders". "I can do it all".
Whether Barkley goes to the Browns or somewhere else in the top 10 - it's hard to imagine him falling further than that - he's going to be one of the most talked-about rookies of the 2018 season.