Former Giants DE Justin Tuck would like to see his former team draft RB Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick next month.
"If I'm just going to come out and say it, I like Barkley," Tuck said, according to the New York Daily News. "He gives them so many options as a third-down back who can take a lot of pressure off the O-line and make guys miss but also adding value in the pass game out of the backfield. He's a New York product which helps and I think he's the most dynamic player in the draft right now."
Barkley scored 43 rushing touchdowns and had 3,843 rushing yards in three seasons with Penn State. He also had eight receiving touchdowns and tallied 1,195 yards receiving.
The other players likely to be drafted early on largely consists of quarterbacks, but Tuck, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Giants, believes the team should steer clear of any quarterbacks with their first pick.
"As a matter of fact, I think it shouldn't be [a quarterback]," Tuck said. "But that's my opinion. The Giants have done a really good job drafting, especially in early rounds, 'sure things.' They haven't been up this high but the last time they had a guy named Eli Manning come across the board, so that worked out pretty well for all guys involved."
Tuck spent nine seasons with the Giants before wrapping up his career with the Oakland Raiders. He totaled 60.5 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, and 319 tackles in 127 games with the Giants.