First impression successful for Saquon Barkley

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First impression successful for Saquon Barkley
First impression successful for Saquon Barkley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants' highlight in their opening preseason game occurred on the game's first snap. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because that's all Saquon Barkley needed to demonstrate why he was considered the premier player in 2018 NFL Draft, and why the Giants chose him at No. 2. The Giants were backed up on their own 13-yard line when Barkley took a handoff from Eli Manning, took a step forward but found the middle clogged, broke to his right and scampered 39 yards – longer than all but two of the team's 394 rushing attempts in the 2017 season. The big beginning didn't catalyze the Giants to victory – they lost to the Cleveland Browns in MetLife Stadium, 20-10 – but the

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