Saquon Barkley on NFL Draft: 'Right Now, I'm Not Even Focused On That'

By RLR Staff on December 30, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Dec 30, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores a 92 yard touchdown during the first half against the Washington Huskies during the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Saquon Barkley isn't yet looking ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft. Nope, he wants to focus on celebrating a 35-28 Fiesta Bowl victory with his Penn State teammates.

ESPN's Tom Luginbill caught up with the junior running back immediately after the game to ask him the question he knew was coming when the clock hit all zeroes: Have you made a decision on your NFL future?

No. Not yet.

"Right now, I'm not even focused on that. Right now I'm just trying to enjoy the moment, live in the moment ...

Whether it's a day after or whether it's two weeks or until the last day, I'll make that decision. When it hits me on the side of my head, I'll know the decision I'm gonna make."

If it is his last game (it's gotta be, right?!), Barkley went out in style against the No. 5 defense in the nation: 137 yards on 18 carries, including a jaw-dropping 92-yard scamper for a touchdown. He added another rushing touchdown, and caught seven balls for 38 yards.

He's a Penn State legend, no matter what he decides.