Saquon Barkley Top-Selling Rookie Jersey During 2018 NFL Draft

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26:  Saquon Barkley of Penn State poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #2 overall by the New York Giants during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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New York Giants' rookie running back Saquon Barkley had the best-selling jersey on draft night in Fanatics history, an official from the apparel merchandiser told Darren Rovell of ESPN.

Rovell said: "The previous best-seller for Fanatics on draft night was Johnny Manziel in 2014. Because Manziel was drafted 20 picks behind Barkley, the Giants' newest pick had a jump start of a couple of hours."

And superstar Odell Beckham Jr., Barkley's new teammate, believes the rookie running back is just scratching the surface:

Odell Beckham Jr @OBJ_3

Btw 26 in the big blue jersey WILLL be the number one sellin Jersey in America next year. Takin all bets!!!? @saquon can’t wait Lil brudda

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the top overall pick, had the second-best-selling jersey, followed by New York Jets' rookie quarterback and No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold.   


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