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Hype videos and phenomenal buzz abound for New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley including the best reactions, especially from Odell Beckham Jr.

Eli Manning may not be on Twitter, but he’s probably dancing around his living in his underwear right about now. Not only does he have a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. to work with during the 2018 NFL season, he now comes equipped with Saquon Barkley, pound-for-pound, the best player in the entire collegiate pool.

David Gettleman and the New York Giants made it official on Thursday night. Once the Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, they immediately stopped taking phone calls from teams possibly looking to trade up, according to Ryan Dunleavy of

“We all had such a conviction on this kid that at the end of the day … the only reason that pick wasn’t in at 9:58 was because we had to wait until the five-minute mark,” Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said. “Otherwise it would have been in.”

“We felt Saquon was the best player in the draft,” Gettleman said. “I haven’t seen a guy like this in a long time.”

Conviction for the franchise is one thing. Conviction in terms of everybody else reacting to the pick is another. Barkley’s admirers came out in a hurry once the pick was made, especially Odell Beckham Jr.

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