Saquon Barkley: It would be 'awesome' to play for winless Browns

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The NFL Combine is underway.

At this point, no one knows whether Cleveland and the New York Giants, sitting ahead of the Colts in the picking order, will address their quarterback issues at 1 and 2.

"That'd be awesome", former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley said during his press conference from the National Football League combine on Thursday. But if that wasn't a giveaway, his list of accomplishments includes finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting this past year while leaving Penn State as the school's all-time rushing touchdown (43) and total touchdown (53) record holder. "That's why any team that drafts me, you're going to get the same person - a competitor, a guy who's passionate about the game".

Allen, the godson of Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin, is projected to go in the fourth round by NFL.com.

Saquon Barkley seems to have sprung to life from the pages of a comic book.

The Giants have the No. 2 overall pick, and the Jets No. 6.

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"Growing up, my favorite running back was Reggie Bush".

Barkley rushed for at least 1,076 yards in all three of his seasons at Penn State, including 1,496 yards in 2016 and 1,271 yards this past season.

"Obviously, I got asked a question about the Browns earlier, that's something bigger than yourself and you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself". "I think I've shown on film that I can run the ball". Whatever team drafts me, it's going to be a blessing. The back from Penn State is widely regarded as the best overall prospect in the draft.

On interviewing with teams: "You know, the first initial nerves, [I] feel like you go in there and you meet guys that are part of the team and you just want to make an impression". They're versatile enough to play on all three downs and have as much impact in the passing game as they do on the ground. Stellar sprint from the 5-foot-11, 220-pound Penny, whose other athletic tests in Indianapolis include a 32.5-inch vertical jump, a 120-inch broad jump and 13 reps on the bench press. After no running backs were taken anywhere in the first rounds in 2013 and 2014, Todd Gurley broke through in 2015 as the 10 overall pick by the Rams. They do have a lot of young talent, bringing in a new offensive coordinator... "That's not to say whoever the first running back is taken can't be a franchise difference-maker, so that's how you have to look at these things, as well".

"I think (Ballard) has to be open for business, " he said during a Tuesday conference call. Something that will leave a legacy.

"I think Campbell is a long press corner, not as good off (the line)", Mayock said. "I think he can play special teams for a period of time to earn himself time to learn how to play the safety position".

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