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.