Saquon Barkley won’t skip leg day this offseason

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It’s hard to see Giants running back Saquon Barkley and not notice how muscular his legs are. Barkley’s legs may be even bigger by the start of next season.

Barkley visited the PFT Live set in Miami today and said that he might actually do more strenuous lower-body workouts this offseason as he prepares for his third NFL season, although he said he won’t be doing the insane feats of strength that sometimes went viral on social media when he was at Penn State.

“A lot of people love my legs. I get a lot of compliments on it,” Barkley said. “That’s what I’m going to get back to this year. I kind of got away from it last year,” he said. “Not crazy, like how I was in college, but that’s how I got to where I am. That’s who I am. Why turn away from it?”

Barkley said that explosive power in his lower body is the key to succeeding as an NFL running back.

“What you do in the weight room, and especially what you do with your lower body at the position I play, translates to the football field,” Barkley said.

Still just 22 years old, Barkley may be able to get stronger and more explosive than he already is. The Giants would love to see that in 2020.

6 responses to “Saquon Barkley won’t skip leg day this offseason

  1. Using the #2 pick in the draft for a RB was absurd. They could have traded down and gotten multiple picks and shored up that OL. Instead, they went all 1990s in the draft.

    No knock on Barkley, but his career avg. is 4.8 which can be had via free agency or lower rounds.

    Gotta have the horses up front.

  2. Hopefully Barkley doesn’t end up wasting his prime years in the NFL (22-25 For RB’s) running behind a terrible O-Line on a bad offense. Joe Judge has his work cut out for him as outside of LG the Giants offensive line needs a complete over haul, they need multiple WR’s as they only have Sterling Shepard, they need another TE behind Engram and defensively they need a complete and total over haul as their defense is trash and needs a total rebuild outside of two good DT’s in Dexter Lawerence and Big Cat Leonard Williams out of USC and that’s if they resign him as he will be looking for big money but hasn’t necessarily proved he’s worth that yet. The Giants are at least 3 years away from being a good team, and what’s really scary is that we don’t even know if Judge is a good HC who ‘s capable of rebuilding this team. The Giants are in a very tough situation, this is one of the biggest off-season’s they’ve had in recent memory as it is critical they hit on both their draft picks and free agent pick-ups and significantly improve that defense & offensive line especially if they want Daniel Jones to make progress in year 2.

  3. Sounds like he’s pretty stupid and foolish. A running back who wasn’t committed to what he wants to do now is someone who won’t last long in this league.

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