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Posted July 01, 2013

THERE is a question on NFL.com that has me scratching my head. The question is whether or not Matt Barkley would be the favorite to start for the Raiders if Barkley (at #98) had not been snapped up by the Eagles at the start of the 4th round. With Barkley gone, the Raiders selected Tyler Wilson (at #112). The assertion being that Wilson was the fallback position and that if the Eagles had gone elsewhere, that the Raiders would have "jumped on" Barkley at 112.

The only problem with that theory is the giants, who took QB Ryan Nassib at #110. If the giants were in the market for a QB and Barkley was still on the board, what would have stopped the giants from gobbling up Barkley? In that scenario the Raiders still end up with Wilson or maybe Nassib. It never seemed to be in the cards for Barkley to be a Raider on Draft Day.

Strange article.

 

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