1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Barkley has an uncanny ability to make the first tackler miss, a trait that frequently affords his offensive line the luxury of a missed block, and his explosiveness makes him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah has compared Barkley to Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has projected him as a future first-round draft choice. Former Michigan State LB Riley Bullough regarded him more highly than Ezekiel Elliott (he faced both backs in 2015). Barkley showed up in the big games last season, averaging 6.3 yards per carry against AP-ranked opponents: