Here’s who the ESPN analyst would take No. 1 overall in a college football draft.
If every college football team was forced to wipe their rosters clean, and a draft was held before the 2017 season, which player would go No. 1 overall?
Baker Mayfield? Lamar Jackson? Sam Darnold?
There are a bunch of talented quarterbacks who would make sense at the top.
Todd McShay, though, would go in a different direction.
The ESPN analyst said on The Ryen Russillo Show this afternoon that he would take a running back No. 1 overall.
“Saquon Barkley,” McShay said.
McShay said he would take the Penn State star running back with the No. 1 overall pick in a hypothetical college football draft, saying he values him more than the star quarterbacks.
Barkley rushed for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore last year. This year, he’s totaled 260 yards and three touchdowns on just 28 carries, averaging nearly 10 yards a carry. He’s also caught 7 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Penn State, No. 5 in the latest top 25, is set to host Georgia State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN.