The rumor that running back Saquon Barkley will be selected by the New York Giants with the No. 2 overall pick at this year’s NFL draft is picking up steam.

ESPN insider Todd McShay said Wednesday that it feels inevitable that Barkley will be a Giant after the NFL draft, per Tom Rock of Newsday, adding that Barkley is a franchise-changing player.

But he still has potential, especially if the guidance of an NFL coaching staff can help to improve his vision and post-snap reads. He’s a massive presence in the pocket at 6’6 and 232 pounds, and that body type will always be appealing to quarterback-needy teams searching for hidden gems in the later rounds. There’s a reason why about 16 teams showed up at Marshall’s pro day, per Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst.

As NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein observed, Litton has a quick release, is a quality rhythm thrower and can put good touch on the ball to hit precise targets. That means he offers something to work with, even if his accuracy and decision-making put up concerning red flags.

Johnny Manziel on Spring League: I got to do exactly what I want to do

The second and final doubleheader of the Spring League season was played on Thursday night and Johnny Manziel was once again the center of attention in Austin, Texas.

Manziel ran for two touchdowns in the first half of the game and completed 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards and an interception over the entire contest to wrap up his long-awaited return to game action.

I got to do exactly what I want to do and what I’ve been missing for the last two years, Manziel said, via ESPN.com.

Now Manziel will turn his attention to figuring out where he’ll play his next game. He’s said he’ll play in the CFL if no NFL job materializes.

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