Each week during this year’s college football regular season we will highlight some of the top draft-eligible performers from around the country.
Saquon Barkley continues to assert himself as not only the top running back in next year’s NFL Draft class, but the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.
While the Penn State running back ran for just 56 yards on 20 carries Saturday against Indiana, the 5-11, 230-pound junior returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for a 45-14 victory. Barkley, who has accounted for seven touchdowns this season, also caught four passes for 51 yards and even threw a 16-yard touchdown pass in the win.
No, nobody saw this Case Keenum renaissance coming (369 yards, three touchdowns against the Buccaneers). No one knows how long it lasts, either. It could end this week against a Lions team with a defense that handled Matt Ryan fairly well and gave Matthew Stafford a chance to win. Jim Caldwell no longer has to answer weekly questions about his job security, which can’t hurt.
Collins and I have this in common: We both rushed for more yards than Terrance West Cheap Jerseys MLB in Week 4: Collins had 82 yards, I had zero and West had minus-7. Collins has run hard over Cheap Jerseys Online Free Shipping the past two weeks, posting an identical nine carries for 82 yards both times out. It really feels like just a matter of time until he earns more early-game carries. He’s a speculative add for anyone looking to pad running back depth.