Jets fan Saquon Barkley admits playing in New York 'would be nice'

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — There’s a probability Saquon Barkley might find yourself playing for his childhood favourite group, a risk the 2018 NFL Draft’s prime operating again admits is thrilling.

Barkley, who put up greater than 2,one hundred all-objective yards as a junior at Penn State in 2017 earlier than declaring for the draft, has emerged not simply as a consensus first-spherical decide, however a potential No. 1 general choice. Born in the Bronx, he performed his highschool soccer at Whitehall High Faculty in Pennsylvania, smack-dab in the center of Eagles nation.

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However Barkley didn’t develop up an Eagles fan. He as an alternative rooted for a inexperienced workforce that performs in New Jersey. A Professional Football Corridor of Fame operating again is the rationale Barkley began and continues to comply with this staff.

“Curtis Martin — I am a Jets fan rising up. I am nonetheless a Jets fan,” Barkley just lately advised Sporting Information. “Come draft day, all that goes out the window. It will be nice for me to be capable of play for the workforce I grew up liking … clearly New York is near residence and would be a terrific place for me.

“However as I stated, no matter staff decides to draft me, that’s a blessing.”

The Jets at present maintain the No. 6 general decide in the draft. Relying on how the dominoes fall in entrance of them, notably the place and when quarterbacks are chosen, Barkley might fall to them. However New York in all probability would wish to commerce up in order to draft Barkley.

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Barkley is at present coaching at Disney’s Extensive World of Sports activities outdoors of Orlando, having spent the previous few weeks beneath famed power and conditioning coach Tom Shaw. Along with Barkley, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett can also be coaching at Disney’s Large World of Sports activities.