|School||University of Southern California|
|Additional Information||Intelligent, extremely polished, experienced passer with a very quick release, outstanding touch and beautiful ball placement to all levels. Excellent mechanics; footwork, pump fakes, ball skills, poise, and pocket movement are elite. Has a pretty good to strong arm; not elite but not a liability – makes all the throws well. Goes through progressions quickly and has great grasp of his offense. Makes accurate pass even when footwork is not great. An average athlete but has a strong build and is mobile enough to elude rush and extend the play. Had penchant for forcing passes and throwing interceptions his last year. Lacks height but special abilities help compensate. Reminds of Drew Brees.
Matt Barkley is a polished and poised QB prospect. He has shown the intelligence, leadership and pocket presence to make an immediate impact in the NFL. He is sharp pre-snap at identifying coverages/schemes. While he isn’t Andrew Luck, he has shown the ability to call his own plays and change things on the fly. He does a great job at processing information and making the right decision. While his arm strength is only average, his mechanics and ability to manipulate the defense with his eyes, as well as the timing and anticipatory skills he has shown make up for it. Barkley is a tremendous leader and his teammates look up to him. His biggest knock will be his height, as he is a shade under 6’2″, but Barkley is superb when rolling out and throwing on the move. Barkley endured a tough Senior season and with results not up to expectation it appeared the pressure started to get to Barkley. Despite a down Senior season Barkley still has all the tools to be a successful NFL QB.
Submitted by: devin
Average arm strength. Can make accurate passes on the move.
Submitted by: tsander
he is a very good leader.
Submitted by: slydogg97