Yahoo’s Eddie George on why Matt Barkley was not picked in first three rounds.
“It’s simple,” George said. “I don’t think he is a starter at the quarterback position. I think at best he’s a backup quarterback.”
He was frustrated with his role last season but his combine and workouts made him the 41st selection in NFL draft.
Third-round draft choice did not see his stock drop by returning for senior season.
It was a long wait for USC QB Matt Barkley but worth it for him when he landed with the Eagles.
“The first time I saw Matt Barkley, he was a true freshman and he came into Autzen Stadium which is one of the toughest places to play in the world and it didn’t faze him a bit,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.
Meanwhile, USC tailback Curtis McNeal signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Linebacker Uona Kaveinga, who started his career at USC but transferred to BYU, signed with the Denver Broncos.
The Trojan men lost 85-78 while the women lost 90-73, snapping the Trojans’ five-year winning streak in the women’s meet. USC sprinter Bryshon Nellum won the 200-and-400 meters.
His time of 20.37 in the 200 is the fastest current NCAA time and fourth fastest time in the world this year. It is also the fourth fastest time in USC history and personal best for Nellum.
Butler, who transferred to San Diego State for his senior season and ran a great 40 time at his Pro Day workout, was taken by the Raiders in the seventh round. Safe to say transferring worked out for him because I doubt Lane Kiffin would have played him ahead of Nelson Agholor last season.