Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 228
40: 4.99
Year: 4Sr

Matt Barkley

School: USC
Position: QB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his junior season in 2011. Suffered a right shoulder injury during the final regular season game against UCLA and couldn E(TM)t play in the Sun Bowl. Senior passing totals included 63.6%/3273 yards/36 TDs/15 interceptions. Junior passing totals included 69.1%/3528/39/7.
Positive: Accurate pocket passer coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Patient and knows where his receivers are. Natural looking off the safety. Stands strong in the face of pressure, takes a big hit in order to get throws away, and resilient. Senses the rush, possesses a quick release, and immediately gets rid of the ball. Shows a sense of timing on throws and delivers the pass with an over-the-top motion. Throws beautiful strikes down the field, putting the pass where only his receiver can make receptions. Possesses adequate arm strength, good long accuracy, and consistently gives receivers a chance to make receptions. Will pull the ball down and take off up the field rather than force passes into a covered target. Consistently locates the open wideout. Commands and controls the offense and for the most part, stays away from mental mistakes.
Negative: Struggled with his entire game in 2012. Made questionable throws, stared down receivers, and incorrectly read defenses. Struggled with the outs and lost accuracy the further outside the numbers he threw the ball. Didn E(TM)t display his usual solid field vision, which resulted in lost opportunities for the offense. Not a signal caller who will pick up yardage with his legs and may struggle in a system which requires him to roll outside the pocket and throw on the move. Lacks elite arm strength.
Analysis: Hopes were high for Barkley entering the 2012 season, but he failed to meet expectations for a variety of reasons. At the top of his game he's a accurate passer who challenges opponents vertically and, for the most part, stays away from poor decision-making. Barkley doesn E(TM)t possess the elite arm strength but offers enough to play in most offensive systems. He offers the underlying ability to lead a franchise at the next level but must first prove last season was the exception to the rule.

Updated 4/28
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