Barkley figures to be a top five pick in April’s NFL Draft. But remember, last year, LSU safety Jamal Adams fell to the Jets at No. 6, and they took him. The same thing happened in 2015, when defensive end Leonard Williams fell to the Jets at No. 6.
Sometimes, things don’t go exactly as expected in the draft.
If the Jets are able to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins in free agency, and Barkley is there for them at No. 6, he would make for a fascinating pick — especially considering he grew up a Jets fan.
Barkley, who was born in the Bronx and grew up near Allentown, Pa., used to watch Jets games on television, and would tell his dad he hoped to eventually play for the Jets.
Of course, Barkley is now willing to play for whichever team drafts him. And if the Jets aren’t able to sign Cousins, they’ll surely take a quarterback at No. 6 — or higher, if they trade up.
The Giants, Colts, and Browns — at Nos. 2, 3, and 4 — could take Barkley before the Jets’ turn comes up. (The Browns, who will also be in the market for Cousins, have
Article source: http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2018/03/nfl_combine_2018_saquon_barkley_grew_up_a_jets_fan.html
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