Saquon Barkley Highest Player Picked in NFL Draft History with Female Agent

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

Penn State's Saquon Barkley poses on the red carpet before the first round of the 2018 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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When Saquon Barkley was selected No. 2 by the New York Giants in Thursday's NFL draft, he didn't just make history himself. 

ESPN's Darren Rovell noted Barkley is the highest-drafted player in NFL history represented by a woman. He signed with Roc Nation's Kim Miale, a rising power broker in the football world, out of Penn State.

Miale also represents Leonard Forunette, who was selected No. 4 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars last year. 

Barkley is the first running back to be a top-two pick since Reggie Bush went No. 2 overall in 2006. He's coming off a three-year run as the Nittany Lions' starter, emerging as perhaps the country's most versatile playmaker.

His 43 rushing touchdowns are a Penn State record, and he has the most total yards in school history for a non-quarterback.

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