A trend has sprung in the springs of recent years, as rookie running backs have reaped bountiful returns. Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette… the proof is in the stats associated with these names. The value in these young players for the teams that they have assisted to championship contention is clear in the numbers that they have provided. The New York Giants’ second pick is a question that looms in the form of a special young man named Saquon Barkley–arguably, the prospect of the generation. All of the aforementioned players have become prized possessions as top-five selections. Although draft day is palpable, there is still a bounty of options for trades; not to mention the notoriously needy Cleveland Browns are in a rare position of power at pick one. That said, Barkley is the most infamous non-quarterbacking player in the draft and provided his availability, is well worth the investment for the Giants.
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