Giants to meet with Saquon Barkley on Thursday at NFL Combine

Football is not all I have, but I treat it like it's all I have.

"That was a great guy that I looked up to growing up not only on the field - off the field. So, that's been very, very hard for me and I've been emotional about it at times". Or will be look like the freak athlete who many thought would roll over the SEC in 2017? Settle will move better than just about any defensive lineman at the 2018 NFL Combine, and he needs to capitalize on that advantage. "I don't know. That's in God's plan", Barkley said. They've all helped their teams become better.

To wrap up the package, the Giants should ask for a mid-round pick this year and one next year. We're not just competing against the guys that we're working with at our training facilities; we're competing with guys all across the nation.

Over the next five days the cream of this year's college football crop will descend on Indianapolis to be poked, prodded, probed, timed and tested within an inch of their lives in a series of physical and mental examinations by teams united in the search of a common goal - finding the next Tom Terrific. Obviously, the Dolphins love that level of competition because it measures players against some of the best in the country. And when Dalvin went down, then we got Latavius Murray involved. It's time to build through the draft.

"You've gotta do that stuff every week. I presume that the reigning Heisman Trophy victor will crack 6'0", but just barely. When you hear one of the analysts say a player's stock rose two rounds, that's nothing more than hype.

"Competition brings out the best in everybody". We're just one day away from the start of the NFL Combine, which will wrap up both of those key events.

"Of course, you want to have more picks than Vern". I've never coached them. Many believe Jackson should switch to the wide receiver position, but this is his chance to prove them wrong. Obviously, numerous athletes here have been coached up in terms of what to say, but you can judge a lot about their nature and attitude by watching them answer questions for 10 minutes. "There's so much stuff that I know I can learn from them".

Buzz: There have been lots of good moments and some bad for McGlinchey, who will need to add mass to his frame. Another feeling I have is that the Browns could sign former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron - a trade with the Bengals fell through with the Browns - and that could shake up the top-5, dropping the quarterbacks down at least one spot. It'll be interesting to see if he can get away with that in the National Football League because with the speed of defenders now it is much harder to do that. He's a high-motor player hungry to succeed after being ignored by most FBS programs coming out of high school. "And he made it to the Pro Bowl, so why can't I?"

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