In addition to freakish ability on the football field, Saquon Barkley was gifted with dashing good looks and a ton of charisma.
That total package helped him land on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated.
"Why should I not go No. 1?"— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 18, 2018
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The cover feature, written by SI’s Ben Basken, ponders how Barkley became the “perfect prospect?”
Basken waxes poetic not about Barkley’s past, which we’ve all read much about, but about a future in which the Penn State star sees himself as the face of the NFL.
Barkley discusses how bringing a championship to Cleveland could solidify his legacy. How he wants to become the greatest running back of all-time, and how he wants to build a brand that is as much about what he does off the field as it is what he does on it.
Basken covers everything that makes Barkley once in a generation prospect that could break the stigma of running backs not being worth high draft picks.
You can read the entire piece and watch the video feature here.