2. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State (New York Giants)
The New York Giants eschewed the conventional wisdom of selecting a quarterback when picking this high up in the NFL Draft in order to select one of the most complete running back prospects to enter the NFL Draft in years.
Despite the criticism heaped upon the General Manager Dave Gettleman and the New York Giants, Barkley would finish with a bevy of record for a rookie running back, including the most 100+ yards games from scrimmage (12), the most scrimmage yards by a rookie (2,028), the most receptions by a rookie running back (91), and tied for the most touchdowns of 50+ yards (five). It wasn’t any surprise, then, that Barkley finished as the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.