Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 12/19/12
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com spoke with a scout who believes NFL coaches will “fall in love” with USC QB Matt Barkley during the draft process. “Sure, he has some physical limitations but so much of playing quarterback in the NFL is about toughness and leadership,” the scout said, via Rang. “He’s been through the wars at USC and knows how to handle himself.” Barkley was the consensus No. 1 overall pick heading into the season, but things haven’t played out as many assumed they would for both Barkley and USC. There’s been a lot of talk about Barkley’s lack of physical tools, but that apparently won’t be enough to sway teams from taking him in the first-round of next year’s NFL draft. The scout added that Barkley’s “presence” should convince coaches that he’ll be able to handle himself as a rookie in the NFL, which could be what separates him from some of the other quarterback prospects in next year’s draft class. While it’s certain that Barkley will be a first round pick in this upcoming draft, it’s unknown which team will target the quarterback due to his physical limitations. However, Barkley’s showing of leadership and toughness is enough to make some believe he’s a top-15 pick. We have Barkley going seventh overall to the Cardinals in our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. The post Scout: NFL Coaches “Are Going To Fall In Love” With Matt Barkley’s Presence appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Reports: LeSean McCoy's Week 1 status still uncertain

Jay Feely told Deflategate judge about 2009 kicking incident

Jon Gruden calls Marcus Mariota a ‘double-edged sword’

Report: Bills expected to cut Matt Cassel

Garcon: RG3 can be ‘great player on any team that he goes to’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

Fred Jackson is upset Bills GM Doug Whaley wasn’t honest

Report: Jaguars won’t let Justin Blackmon leave for CFL

Report: Antii Raanta wanted Blackhawks to lose in playoffs

A-Rod snaps photo for couple while out in Boston area

Report: Tim Tebow has ‘pretty good shot’ of making Eagles

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker