Saquon Barkley – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Saquon Barkley

RB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Penn State 26 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 222 4.54 6'2 245 30 1/2 9 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Overview:

Barkley ended his career at Penn State by playing in 38 career games, where he had 671 rushes, for 3843 rushing yards, 43 rushing touchdowns, along with 102 catches, for 1195 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns. He has good size, great speed, he was a clear workhorse back for the Nittany Lions, he has good vision, is a tough runner, and does a good job of waiting for holes to open. He is also very versatile, as he can play running back, as well as lineup in the slot as a receiver. He is a very good pass catching back, a good blocking back, he is tough to take down, he breaks tackles with ease, and makes defenders miss with ease. He is a dynamic play maker, a scoring machine, and a good redzone threat. He is also a good route runner when playing receiver in the slot. On the other hand, he does get stuffed at times, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Barkley as the top back in the years class, and should end up being a top 5 pick when it is all said and done this April.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has great speed

A workhorse back

Has good vision

A tough runner

Is very elusive

Does a good job of waiting for holes to open

Is versatile as he can plat RB and lineup in the Slot as a receiver

A good pass catching back

A good blocking back

Tough to take down

Breaks tackles with ease

Makes defenders miss with ease

A dynamic play maker

An offensive play maker

A good redzone threat

Scoring machine

A good route runner when playing as a receiver

Has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage

Weaknesses:

Gets stuffed at times but that does not hurt his game

A bit on the small side height wise but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Rushes: 671

Rushing Yards: 3843

Rushing Touchdowns: 43

Yards Per Carry: 5.7

Receptions: 102

Receiving Yards: 1195

Receiving Touchdowns: 8

Yards Per Catch: 11.7