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Penn State RB Saquon Barkley to be represented by Roc Nation

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley to be represented by Roc Nation | ABC News | January 03, 2018
Source: ABC News
January 03, 2018
Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports has signed the top college running back available for this year's NFL draft. Penn State's Saquon Barkley told ESPN on Wednesday he had signed with the company. "It was a really easy decision," Barkley said. "A lot of people came around my way, but they were focused on me and they did a great job at selling my family on setting me up for life, bringing value outside of football. I felt like it was harder for other agencies to pitch that family feel when they were working with 30 or 40 guys." In its nearly five years in business, Jay Z's sports representation business has managed to score big names by picking out only a few players to try to land in each class. That has, for the most part, worked. Scoring Barkley means that Jay Z's sports agency has nabbed one of the top running backs in three of the past four draft classes. In 2015, the agency signed Todd Gurley, who went 10th overall to the Rams, and C.J. Prosise, who was...

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