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Saquon Barkley Admits Which NFL Player Hit Him The Hardest

Saquon Barkley has his head in his hands after failing to catch a pass.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants reacts after dropping a pass reception in the endzone against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

It's been two years since the New York Giants selected Saquon Barkley at No. 2 overall. While the pick was a surprising one, Barkley has lived up to the hype.

Barkley, 23, has amassed 2,310 rushing yards and 1,159 receiving yards over the last two seasons. He was a Pro Bowler in 2018 and had a solid 2019 season despite missing three games due to injury.

The former Penn State star has taken some big hits over the course of his young NFL career, too. He recently revealed which player hit him the hardest.

“J.J. Watt,” Barkley said. “He got me pretty good (laughs). It was within the first few weeks of my rookie season. It was definitely a ‘welcome to the NFL’ moment for me. I remember it well.”

Watt is probably the answer to a lot of "who's hit you the hardest" questions for NFL players.

Barkley has laid some wood, too. He's one of the toughest NFL running backs to bring down in the open field.

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