STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- When he hears his named called next month at the NFL draft it won't matter to Saquon Barkley that if in that moment when his childhood dream comes true he's on stage holding up a Cleveland Browns jersey.
In fact, playing in Cleveland is a challenge the upbeat Barkley said he'd embrace. Sure, it's one thing to deliver the politically correct answer -- especially on stage at the NFL Scouting Combine with his NFL draft fate out of his hands and all eyes on him -- but it's also most perfect of Barkley responses because it's his personality on full display.
"That’d be awesome," Barkley said of the challenge that would be helping revive the lowly Browns, who hold the first and fourth overall picks. He met with the media Thursday and will run the 40-yard dash and complete on-field drills Friday. "(It's) something bigger than you. If you go to a team like that, obviously, they’ve had some rough years. But I think they’re just a couple of pieces away. They do have a lot of young talent. They’ve brought in a new offensive coordinator. They only won one game, but they were in a lot of games. You want to be a part of something like that. Something that’s bigger than yourself. Something that will leave a legacy."