Saquon Barkley tops B1G/college football players on Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List'
If possible, the Saquon Barkley buzz just increased some more on Friday.
The Penn State tailback, who has been making headlines all offseason for his freakish feats on the practice field and in the weight room, topped a fitting list.
Barkley was listed No. 1 on Bruce Feldman’s annual “Freaks List.” The list counted down the freakish athletes on college football, and Barkley was the only running back or B1G player in the top four.
Why did Barkley top the list? Perhaps it had something to do with his 405-pound power clean.
Penn State Strong! Barkley 405lbs Power Clean pic.twitter.com/1LnAEYqy73
— Iron Lions (@IronLions1) June 29, 2017
Maybe it had something to do with his reps of 525-pound squats.
As if Saquon's clean wasn't impressive, here he is squatting 525 for 5 reps this morning pic.twitter.com/fa3nYA6joi
— Chance Sorrell #58 (@Chanman158811) June 30, 2017
There was also Barkley’s 4.33-second 40-yard dash:
👏👏 Hands up if you guessed a 4.33!
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) March 1, 2017
Not bad for a 228-pound running back.
All of those are just part of the reason why Barkley is being projected as a top-five pick in next year’s draft. Add in the fact that Barkley is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons full of electric highlights and it’s no wonder why many believe he’s on the short list of Heisman Trophy candidates.
Barkley wasn’t the only B1G player to make the list.
Rashan Gary, who posted his own freakish next-level metrics, made Feldman’s list at No. 5. Like Barkley, expectations for Gary are sky-high in 2017.
Here were the six B1G players that made Feldman’s “Freaks List.”
1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB
5. Rashan Gary, Michigan DL
13. Mike Gesicki, Penn State TE
17. Jerome Baker, Ohio State LB
30. Nate Hoff, Indiana DT
32. Tyler Lancaster, Northwestern DE