Last year, former Penn State RB Saquon Barkley stole the show in New York.
Everybody knew that Odell Beckham Jr. had oodles of talent. But once Barkley got there, it quickly became Barkley’s team.
This year, will another former Nittany Lions back make his presence known in the NFL during his first season? It appears as though Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles — who was drafted in the second round of this past year’s draft — is going to get his chance:
No player has changed my mind more than Miles Sanders has during training camp. Thought he was good before camp. After seeing him for a week, he looks on a completely different level than all of the other running backs. #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) August 5, 2019
And, it’s not just that Sanders looks like he’s on a different level:
Miles Sanders carries just have more juice than the rest of the #Eagles running back. Feels like he can make a play every time.
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) August 1, 2019
Sanders can make plays. Nittany Lions fans know this.
Miles Sanders in the best running back on the team, and I don't think it's close.
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 5, 2019
NFL writers across the country are witnessing what Penn State — and Big Ten fans have seen before: Sanders’ natural ability. It’s there. It’s just a matter of time before every NFL fan gets to see it, too.
“You can tell when some people have it or don’t have it. This boy’s got it.”
We know he’s got it. And soon enough, everybody else will, too.