Barkley weighed in at 233 pounds, standing 6-foot-1, and then proceeded to put up eye-popping numbers in all of the physical tests. He also reportedly “wowed” teams in interviews. Also, one dude apparently compared Barkley to Superman. In recent years, the position of running back has been “devalued” by many in the NFL. The new wisdom seems to be that you don’t reach for one early and instead fill a need at that position in the second round or later. However, Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette have bucked that trend and been taken in the top 10 picks. Barkley is set to follow in their footsteps, and may hit a milestone that a running back hasn’t reach in over 20 years. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Barkley is “firmly” in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick. Another former Penn State star Ki-Jana Carter is the last ball carrier to go No. 1, way back in 1995.
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Barkley in contention to be 1st RB taken No. 1 since 1995
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