New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley took the league by storm in 2018 and some of the best defensive players the NFL has to offer certainly noticed.

When asked about Barkley and his talent during Pro Bowl weekend, the opinions of the Penn State product were unanimous: he’s a special player with multiple ways to beat you.

Here is what Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had to say about Barkley, per the Giants’ official Twitter account:

“As a veteran in the league, you always want to see them prove it and it didn’t take long. He’s just a generational talent. Speed, power, elusiveness in the open field. Having to play him twice, you’ve got to get ready for him for the years to come,” Jenkins said.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks marveled at Barkley’s power as a runner, which he personally experienced during the season in a play that Barkley himself has enjoyed talking to Hicks about during Pro Bowl weekend:

“There’s a play that he loves to talk about since we’ve been at the Pro Bowl where I tackled him — it was for a one-yard loss — but when I grabbed him he was still driving me; I’m 330 pounds. The guy has some strength, so I think he’s a special player,” Hicks said.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence also had great things to say about Barkley, but also warned against the back trying to hurdle too often:

“Saquon man, he’s a tough back, especially for a defense like us. Getting up field, he’s making all his cuts, he’s running through the open lanes, so it’s really backyard football. But I’m up for the mission every year,” Lawrence said. “I like the hurdle, just don’t get caught in that situation, you know what I mean?”

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft recently received even more praise from a wider array of players around the league. Barkley was voted as the Sporting News Rookie of the Year for 2018 by his peers after posting 2,028 total yards (1,307 rushing) and 15 combined touchdowns.

Numbers like that should also net Barkley hardware as the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year when the NFL Honors awards show takes place on February 2nd.

Unlike his performance during the regular season, there wasn’t much to talk about with Barkley in the Pro Bowl. The rookie back carried the ball twice for 10 yards, caught one pass for seven yards, and even spent some time at defensive end.

Most importantly, Barkley made it out of the game unscathed and can now focus on the 2019 season. It’s scary to think that Barkley, who is already an elite talent, still has growing to do and can get even better. He’ll be must-see television for years to come.