Saquon Barkley returned to practice because he didn’t want a 12-year-old to be better than him

Don’t ever question Saquon Barkley‘s work ethic.

The former Penn State running back and likely lottery pick in the 2018 NFL Draft had wrapped up a recent workout ahead of the NFL Combine when he saw a 12-year-old training nearby. He put his cleats back on.

“He thought this little 12-year-old kid was getting better than him,” trainer Tom Shaw said. “[Barkley] ran over and started working out with the little kid. This is a guy that wants to be the best.”

Barkley is working out with Shaw at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Shaw was clearly impressed by the shifty, powerful running back.

Barkley, who rushed for 1,271 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2017, is projected to go fourth overall to the Cleveland Browns in Landof10’s latest mock draft. He is widely expected to be the first running back off the board when the draft kicks off April 26.

The combine is set to begin March 2. Barkley will be prepared, probably more prepared than most of the field — lest they, too, refuse to be outworked by preteens.

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