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LOS ANGELES Matt Barkley had one chance to impress, and although his pro day at USC was far from perfect, it probably still served its primary purpose.
Barkley wanted to show that his injured right shoulder, which cut short his senior season and kept him out of the Senior Bowl, was fully healed. He threw 62 passes of varying lengths on Wednesday and showed no ill effects.
Barkley insisted he didnt need to prove anything at his pro day, either to himself or to scouts. But given his inactivity since November, he had to show something scouts could write in their notebooks.
Thats not my job, Barkley said. I do what I do, and if it was proof enough for someone else then so be it. But I dont think that was my goal today.
A lot of the proof is in the tape. Thats where they look first. I think today was just proof that I still have an arm and still could throw and make those passes down the field.
He made them. NFL coaches will decide on draft day in April just how good they were.
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After the USC pro day, Matt Barkley's NFL Draft stock is still idle. Barkley endured a sprained AC joint in his shoulder against UCLA last November when he was sacked by Anthony Barr and did not throw publicly since then until today. He did little to sway opinions either way during his workout. Barkley ran a 4.95 seconds 40-yard dash which was expected. He also fell during one...
Completing 55-of-60 attempts during a 45-minute workout session, former USC quarterback Matt Barkley threw at Pro Day in front of NFL scouts for the first time since suffering a Grade 3 AC joint separation against UCLA in November. It was critical for Barkley, once projected as the first overall choice in April’s draft, to shine tossing the pigskin today to silence concerns regarding...
USC quarterback Matt Barkley put his arm on display Wednesday at the Trojans' pro day. Barkley has been sidelined with a sprained shoulder since Nov. 17, when he went down against UCLA.
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...
Playing at one of the best universities in this country in terms of football tradition and program prestige, the starting quarterback job at University of Southern California brings many things to those who bear the title: Elite talents abound on both sides of the ball. Some of the best coaches in the country. Treatment as though you suit up for an NFL team. Heisman trophy consideration...
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The Gamecocks held the football team's pro day on Thursday and Steve Spurrier ripped ESPN for instead covering the pro day of the other USC, as in the Trojans.
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This morning’s top five stories from around the web:
1. Shaka Smart is staying put at VCU.
2. Duke assistant Chris Collins will take over the head coaching job at Northwestern.
3. A Syracuse walk-on ate four bananas in one minute.
4. USC QB Matt Barkley had a great pro-day.
5. One UK fan sang a Blake Shelton song… in an attempt to land star recruit Andrew Wiggins...