Saquon Barkley Tops Jersey Sales for 2018 NFL Draft Picks; Shaquem Griffin Top 5

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2018

Running back Saquon Barkley poses for photos during a news conference, Saturday, April 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Barkley was selected as the number two overall pick in the NFL football draft by the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Less than one week after the 2018 NFL draft, jerseys are flying off the shelves as fans look to represent their team's latest potential star. 

No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley leads the way among draft picks after going to the New York Giants, followed by a handful of top-10 picks. However, there is a fifth-round pick among the best-selling jerseys.

Shaquem Griffin, the former UCF linebacker with one hand who was taken with the No. 141 overall pick.

Here's the entire top five, via ESPN's Darren Rovell:

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Most Sold Jerseys Of NFL Draftees, according to Fanatics: 1. @saquon (Pick #2, Giants) 2. @bakermayfield (Pick #1, Browns) 3. Sam Darnold (Pick #3 Jets) 4. @JoshAllenQB (Pick #7, Bills) 5. @Shaquemgriffin (Pick #141, Seahawks) https://t.co/vpYmcvLy5P

Nobody on that list should surprise fans. Three of the top four were picked by teams that call New York home (even if two technically play in New Jersey), and the other was the No. 1 overall pick and reigning Heisman Trophy winner. As for Griffin, he has won plenty of fans with his story and has everyone rooting for him.


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