Daily Dawg Tags: Momentum growing for Saquon Barkley at 1

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley /

The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the news you need to know in order to keep up to date, including the momentum for Saquon Barkley to go first overall

The NFL Scouting Combine enters it’s final days, but the guy who everyone wants has already made his mark. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on an absolute show, and now fans are all in on the Cleveland Browns making him the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft.

While that’s all fine and good, the Browns better have a plan at quarterback in place. For years now it seems as they just keep addressing other needs and letting other teams take the quarterback. That happened in 2016 with Carson Wentz and again in 2017 with Deshaun Watson.

If they go Barkley, and are unable to find a quarterback, will it matter? Will this be another round of the Browns being picked on annually as someone else sees a quarterback like Sam Darnold succeed elsewhere?

Those are questions we don’t have to answer, but rather ones general manager John Dorsey will. One thing that’s for sure is Barkley did all he could to prove he should at the very least be in the conversation for being the top selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Cleveland Browns News

The Browns are not taking Barkley at No. 1 

More from Dawg Pound Daily

Tom Moore had a different take on the Barkley debate than many fans. Here explains why it wouldn’t be wise to take the Penn State running back.

Browns should draft Saquon Barkley at No. 1 – no matter what

The Barkley debate raged on here at Daily Dawg Pound as Chris Markoch wrote a rebuttal to the earlier post that Barkley should not go first. Check out his stance in the above link.

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Here’s some non-draft talk in the middle of all the draft talk.

Could the Cleveland Browns break tradition and select a running back No. 1? — Sam Farmer, L.A. Times

"Seeing as the team has gone a combined 1-31 the last two seasons, has yet to locate a quarterback to build around, and that this is a draft class particularly rich in talent at the position, it’s logical to think the Browns would select a quarterback with the No. 1 pick."

NFL News

NFL Combine Day 3 winners/losers: Shaquem Griffin shines — Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

The combine’s biggest “feel-good” story will quickly turn into an interesting evaluation after the UCF standout put on an impressive exhibition in Indianapolis this weekend. Griffin, who lost his left hand to an amputation when he was 4 years old, put up 20 reps on the bench press Saturday with a prosthetic on his left arm. On Sunday, he blazed the turf with a 4.38-second 40-yard dash to the surprise of the football world.

Jerry Jones is about to get a taste of NFL justice — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

"The owner of the Dallas Cowboys soon will experience frontier justice, Big Shield style.On Monday, Jerry Jones will testify under oath before Commissioner Roger Goodell in a proceeding aimed at determining whether and to what extent Jones and the Cowboys owe the NFL and its member clubs reimbursement for legal fees incurred in connection with his threatened litigation over Goodell’s new contract and running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s actual litigation over his six-game suspension."