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Saquon Barkley Has Message For Those Doubting Trace McSorley

Penn State's Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley celebrate a touchdown in the Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with running back Saquon Barkley #26 after rushing for a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Among the many quarterbacks being scouted for the 2019 NFL Draft, Penn State's Trace McSorley appears to be getting only limited attention.

But one former teammate of McSorley has every confidence that the Nittany Lions quarterback will succeed in the NFL.

In response to a recent Bleacher Report article outlining McSorley's NFL readiness, New York Giants running back and former Nittany Lion Saquon Barkley retweeted it.

"Lol just watch..." he replied.

McSorley will have a lot to overcome if he wants to be successful in the NFL though - and not just for the reasons Bleacher Report outlined.

Of the 13 Penn State quarterbacks that have been drafted since 1957, only three have been a full-time starter for a team - Kerry Collins, Pete Liske, and Milt Plum. Of those three, only Collins and Plum, made a Pro Bowl.

The main doubt surrounding McSorley, though, is his size.

Nevertheless, plenty of undersized quarterbacks have been doubted going into the draft only to take the league by storm. Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, and Lamar Jackson are some of the most famous examples.

With Saquon Barkley in his corner, McSorley knows he has at least one NFL superstar rooting for him.