Saquon Barkley has fans dreaming of a Pro Bowl trip with his outstanding training camp
Everyone knows that Saquon Barkley has been struggling with injuries over the last couple of years for the NY Giants, which has been tough to see for the former No. 2 overall pick.
Last season, you could tell he was still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered in 2020. However, with training camp in full swing and the first preseason game around the corner, Barkley has been making countless headlines because of his strong play. For the NY fanbase, this really has been great to see.
Coming out of Penn State, Barkley was looked at as one of the best running back prospects in recent NFL history due to his extremely rare combination of speed, agility and athleticism. Was he worth being selected No. 2 overall? No, probably not. However, this is more because of his positional value, not his talent.
Despite all of this, when fully healthy, Barkley has shown potential to be one of the best running backs in the NFL. He just has struggled with injuries since his rookie year in 2018. That hasn’t been the case this summer, though, with Barkley reminding everyone of how special he can be now that Brian Daboll is in East Rutherford.
NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley has what it takes to get back to the Pro Bowl
Obviously, it’s training camp so not everyone is going 100 percent at all times. It’s easy for guys to look like superstars in the summer, and things change once the regular season rolls around.
Will that be the case for Barkley? We don’t think so, as he’s regained his explosiveness and he’s got his swagger back as well.
If Barkley could return to his 2018 form, it would be nothing short of massive for the NY Giants offense. Considering the new and improved offensive line he will be running behind, Barkley is going to be set up for success. This new O-line will likely be the best he’s ran with since he was drafted by the G-Men.
Barkley’s burst and agility was missed the last two seasons. If he could return to his older form, then it’s likely see the New York take a massive step forward in 2022. No one wants to remember the 4-13 campaign from 2021. It will be on guys like Barkley, Daniel Jones, Kadarius Toney and others to be electric and help people forget about that. If he balls out as expected, don’t be surprise to see Barkley get himself back to the Pro Bowl.