USC quarterback Matt Barkley put on a clinic against Oregon on Saturday night, and now he’s catapulting up the draft board.The buzz for Barkley had been relatively tepid up until this week.
He plays for a USC team that’s still on probation and doesn’t get a lot of exposure nationally.
But in a high-profile game against Oregon, Barkley shredded the Ducks for 323 yards and four touchdowns. And this came a week after the uber-hyped Andrew Luck failed to really impress in a blowout loss to the same Oregon team.
Barkley is just a junior. If he were to come back next season, USC could be a top-5 team.
But he’s slowly rising above Oklahoma’s Landry Jones as the second-best QB in the draft. And if he has a chance to go in the first few picks in April, he just might bolt to the pros.
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