Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/11/14
USC held its Pro Day. And while it may be a slight exaggeration to say that the NFL hopefuls from USC excelled beyond expectations, the expectations were slightly high. Let's start with low expectations. Wide receiver Robert Woods had a lot to gain.  He impressed with his ability to catch the ball. Unfortunately, he did not impress with his 40-yard time.  At the Combine Woods ran a 4.51. On his Pro Day he ran a 4.87. Marcellus Wiley was not impressed as he tweeted: "Robert Woods just ran a 4.87 at his Pro Day after running a 4.51 at the Combine? No way he's slower than me."But by all accounts Woods did help his draft status. NFL Network predicts, he is now a solid second round choice. Not so much for the passer and centerpiece of USC's Pro Day, Matt Barkley.Barkley hasn't thrown a pass since his injury November 14 versus UCLA. Even before the injury there were questions regarding Barkley's arm strength. There were never questions regarding his football IQ. Barkley needed this Pro Da...
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