Saquon Barkley Drops to No. 31 in NFL Top-100 Countdown

By John Morgan on July 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Dec 22, 2019; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball past Washington Redskins nose tackle Daron Payne (94) in the second quarter at FedExField.
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After taking the NFL by storm in his rookie season, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley slipped to No. 31 in the 2020 version of the NFL Top-100 players. The former Penn State star battled an ankle injury that forced him to miss three games. 

Despite the injury, Barkley finished the season with 1003 yards in his sophomore campaign. He added 438 yards receiving and scored a total of eight touchdowns. Coming off a season where he totaled 2028 all-purpose yards, Barkley was the focal point for opposing defenses as the Giants thrust rookie quarterback Daniel Jones into the starting role after four games.

The legend of Saquon Barkley is well-documented and after a dazzling career with the Nittany Lions, the New York Giants selected him as the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite foregoing his senior season, Barkley left Happy Valley as the second leading rusher in school history with 3843 yards. It seems reasonable to believe that Barkley will work even harder to improve his rank for next season.

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