Found June 13, 2013 on NFL Draft Zone:

Matt Barkley was taken by the Eagles in the fourth round, but was projected as more of a late first-round or second-round guy. He was also rated by as the second-best quarterback in the NFL Draft. Except he went much later than that, as the Eagles drafted him with the first pick of the fourth round (98th overall).  Barkley could have come out of school after his junior season. As it turns out, he might have been better off doing that — even though he would have been going against Andrew Luck, RG3 and Ryan Tannehill. Perhaps, if Barkley had a great 2012 season and led USC to a national title, this year’s draft would have been a different story for him. But he didn’t play that well, and the Trojans went 7-5. Now, Barkley is a fourth-round draft pick — which, based off last year, is a big disappointment. That disappointment includes a massive financial hit in light of where pundits thought he’d get selected. Here’s the good news, though. The Eagles wanted him badly enough to trade this year’s seventh-round pick to the Jaguars in order to move up three spots and grab him. Now the question is, can Matt Barkley beat out Michael Vick or Nick Foles for the starting position?

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  • barkley best thing to happen to jailbirds aka beagles aka dynasty aka dreamteam in 50 years, they have a chance at supper bowl with him, but not with current crybaby players they have will have to shed some of these losers

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