#2 – Penn State RB Saquon Barkley
The Giants have not selected a running back in the first-round since taking David Wilson with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Wilson’s career was cut short due to a recurring neck injury, but that shouldn’t deter New York from selecting Barkley in the 2018 draft.
The Giants clearly have more pressing needs along the offensive line, but a game-changer at running back like Barkley would surely alleviate some of New York’s offensive woes. Both Kiper and Miller have the Nittany Lions running back as the top prospect in this year’s draft class.
Barkley has a career average of 5.6 yards per carry and has scored 44 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 228-pound running back is a dual-threat out of the backfield and is likely to have the same impact Leonard Fournette and Ezekiel Elliott have had as early first-round draft picks.