Saquon Barkley is officially a New York Football Giant.
I said I would be a little bummed for one minute if we didn’t take Sam Darnold. I thought we needed to pick a successor to Eli Manning. Sammy D was the clear cut number one QB in this class. QBs are the most important position on the field and we just passed up on one who has the chance to be very special. It’s a tough pill to swallow.
One minute is over. Now, I don’t feel bad anymore.
Saquon Barkley was the best player in this draft, no ifs, ands, or buts. Saquon is the starter as soon as he puts the pads on. Just like I said Darnold was special, Saquon has a chance to be VERY special. Explosive, breakaway speed, and he can catch out of the backfield? Sign me up. With this pick, the Giants just said we are in “Win now” mode, which as a fan, you have to love. If we can sign Beckham to a longterm deal, we will have a nice 3-5 year window to do some damage. We’ll worry about the QB later, but right now, we have our franchise running back.
Welcome to the squad, Saquon! Let’s go to work.