Saquon Barkley has a message for Trace McSorley haters
We’ve reached that point in the NFL scouting process when the tape measure is broken out and we start reading into a player’s height and hand size. Those measurements are still very much a part of the draft.
Recently, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was the most recent to catch criticism for his measurements. He was knocked for his short stature — for a quarterback — and small hand size. McSorley was measured at 6-0 1/4 and 200 pounds, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread. His hand was 9 1/8.
Penn State QB Trace McSorley: 6-0 1/4, 200. Hand just 9 1/8. Smallest quarterback at the #SeniorBowl.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 22, 2019
Already, there are skeptics about whether McSorley would have the proper body to perform well in the NFL. That’s when former Penn State teammate and star running back Saquon Barkley jumped in with a message to the doubters.
“Lol just watch,” Barkley wrote on Twitter.
Lol just watch… https://t.co/kF9z6vZKpa
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) January 23, 2019
Getting knocked around for his short stature is nothing new for McSorley. He faced the same criticism when he was being recruited out of high school.
When he got to Penn State, he helped lead the Nittany Lions to a B1G title and back-to-back 10-win seasons. He also owns nearly every passing record in program history after being a three-year starter.
Barkley got a first-hand account of two of those seasons, and he’s showing a ton of support for his former teammate.
Only time will tell if McSorley can have the kind of impact in the NFL that he had at Penn State. But Barkley is certainly showing a lot of faith in the quarterback to do big things at the next level.