Saquon Barkley 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Strengths, Weaknesses And Player Comparison

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley is one of the most complete running backs to ever come out of the draft and will most likely be one of the first 10 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. He is a multi-tooled runner with his catching ability matching his insane ability to break off long touchdown runs. One of the best open field runners to come out of the draft in the past decade, he will be expected to produce as an elite-level running back as soon as he steps onto an NFL field. Expect one of the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants or Indianapolis Colts to select him in the top 5.

NFL Draft analyst Harris Rubenstein breaks down Saquon Barkley in this scouting report and player profile. The details of Barkley's scouting report, featuring strengths, weaknesses, player comparison and projections are detailed below.

- One of the best athletes at RB since Adrian Peterson
- Great pass catcher
- Home run threat every time he touches the ball
- One of the most difficult runners to tackle 1 on 1
- Impressive break-away speed
- Doesn’t fumble a ton
- Insane jumping ability

- Doesn’t excel running up the middle
- Tries to get the big play instead of taking what’s given to him
- Shies away from contact
- Doesn’t use strength to avoid tackles
- Has too many negative yardage plays

Player Comparison: LaDainian Tomlinson

NFL Draft Grade: 1st Round (#1 RB)

Projected Round: 1st

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