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New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

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The New York Giants reportedly view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as a near-perfect prospect. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reported, citing an NFL scout, that Barkley is a better player than Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Per Schwartz, Barkley is a "far superior pass catcher" who has "absolutely no character issues or concerns." The Giants own the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "I thought all along this is the guy Dave [Gettleman, Giants general manager] wants," said a national NFL scout who knows Gettleman, per the newspaper. "And he might get him, if Cleveland is dumb enough not to take him at No. 1." USC quarterback Sam Darno...
Top high school prospect Zion Williamson has ridiculous block

Top high school prospect Zion Williamson has ridiculous block

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July 14 (UPI) -- Zion Williamson hasn't chosen a college yet, but he recently chose to embarrass an opponent with a thunderous block.Williamson, 17, pulled off the rejection at the Adidas Gauntlet Finals in Spartanburg, S.C. He plays for Spartanburg Day School.He has been the subject of many dunk highlight videos recently, but his stunt Thursday might be his best play yet. An opponent dribbled down the court and soared toward the rim on the play. Williamson gave chase and jumped up from behind, throwing both of his arms in the air. He blocked the ball with both hands, but hit his head on the backboard.Williamson was lucky to avoid injury on the play, as his leg bent awkwardly under his body during the fall.The top recruit is considering Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Clemson for colleg...