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Saquon Barkley Releases Video With Gatorade, Players’ Tribune Ahead Of NFL Draft

Penn State legend Saquon Barkley released a video with The Players’ Tribune and Gatorade less than 12 hours before the start of the NFL Draft in Arlington, TX.

Barkley released a one-minute video on social media looking back on the passion he’s always had for football and the traits that will help him become a top-five pick in the draft.

Titled “Made for Speed,” the video begins with montage of all the abilities Barkley is “Made for,” from running and catching to hurdling and throwing.

“Since I was the age of three and four, I’ve always been saying ‘I want to play in the NFL one day’,” Barkley says in the clip. “I knew I was made to run as a little kid.”

He then details one of his first touchdown runs as a kid and talks about how he studies champions like NBA legends Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Their attitudes clearly resonate with him and extend beyond the gridiron into the weight room.

“The only thing I know that’s 100 percent guaranteed is hard work,” he said. “What you put in is what you get.”

The video concludes with Barkley discussing how special hearing his name called in the draft will be, although it might go down in the history books as the second-best day of his life.

First-round coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft will kick off at 8 p.m. at AT&T Stadium. ESPN, the NFL Network, and FOX will all broadcast the draft.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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