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They always say you go pro or cash in when you are your hottest. USC quarterback Matt Barkley is finding that out the hard way after witness his preseason #1 ranked stumble to a terrible 7-6 record.
Barkley who had an unbelievable 2011 season threw 15 interceptions this year and looked frazzled at times. Barkley is fighting the stereotypes though and on ESPN’s The Herd, said “he’s still a top-tier quarterback.”
“People have been looking at stats over the past year, who’s hot, who’s not,” Barkley said Friday on “The Herd” on ESPN Radio. “We didn’t finish the year strong, I know that. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less of a quarterback this year. I’m excited just to put that back in people’s minds. I haven’t lost any confidence in myself and haven’t doubted my ability to play quarterback, not once.”
Barkley who hurt his shoulder and missed his teams final 2 ballgames, is not sure if he’ll throw at the NFL Combine, but will throw at the USC Pro Day.
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Matt Barkley was part of a disappointing USC Trojans team this year but the quarterback does not believe that should reflect negatively on his NFL future.
Barkley suffered a shoulder injury in a loss to UCLA that caused him to miss games against Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. Barkley was not exactly the picture of quarterback efficiency this season throwing 15 interceptions.
According to Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Zone, even though it seems like Matt Barkley’s stock has dramatically dropped since last season. Some NFL scouts still believe he’s the top quarterback in this year’s draft. I asked the one scout from the AFC what he thought separated Barkley from the other quarterbacks, he said consistency. He said Barkley has never thrown less that...
Today I had the pleasure to talk with several NFL scouts and pick there brains about the Quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Last year if you would have told me that Matt Barkley would be a second rounder I would have told you, your crazy. I still feel the same way this year, so I asked a few NFL scouts what they thought and it seemed as if they had a difference of opinions. ...
Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley will (apparently) not be throwing at the 2013 NFL Draft Combine. Technically, he’s “not sure” if he’ll throw. Either way, this isn’t earth-shattering news for a top quarterback prospect who expects to go high in the subsequent draft.
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