Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 3/26/13
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. And nowadays, major question marks about your ability to play in the NFL.   Despite playing for a program at the pillar of the college football scene, Matt Barkley may not be a lock to go in the Top 10 like his fellow USC alumni Mark Sanchez, Matt Leinart, and Carson Palmer. And, unsurprisingly, it’s common place to actually lump Matt Barkley into those current NFL quarterbacks who never lived up to their Top 10 selection. Fans and NFL teams alike are afraid of repeated history. Because of Matt Barkley’s limitations as a quarterback and track record of the USC program make ...
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