The New York Giants selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the number two overall pick and he immediately set a record.  According to Fanatics, Barkley’s jersey was the highest selling jersey on draft night in history.


The private company won’t divulge specific numbers, but a Fanatics official told ESPN that Barkley sold more jerseys on draft night than any other player in its history.

All drafts aren’t exactly equal, as marketing speed gets quicker each year. On Thursday night, for example, Fanatics started selling jerseys within minutes of a player being drafted.

It’s the first of what Giants fans are hoping is many records.  There are a lot of expectations in New York for what Saquon can bring to the Giants offense.