Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is a near lock to go in the top five of the 2018 NFL Draft should he forgo his senior season in Happy Valley. It’s a common belief among mainstream scouts that he’s a generational type running back and will be one of the highest selected players at his position in recent NFL Draft history. Despite this, Barkley continues to publicly indicate that he has not yet made a decision to enter the draft. During a Q&A with the press in the lead up to the Nittany Lions’ Fiesta Bowl matchup with Washington this upcoming weekend, Barkley reiterated this point. Some might want to take this with a grain of salt. How in the world could Barkley up his draft stock any more by returning to Penn State for the 2018 season? As we mentioned above, he’s already a near lock to go in the top five. Heck, some have even concluded that the Browns should take him No. 1 overall.