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08:05 AM ET 11.21 | For Matt Barkley, what a difference a year has made. When [Barkley] returned to USC for his senior year, it was likely with visions of bagging a national championship and the Heisman Trophy before entering the NFL as the No. 1 pick in next April's draft. However, Barkley's subpar performance in this disappointing season that has ensued is threatening to send him plummeting down draft boards across the league. ... Now, it is important to note that Barkley was not a lock to be a top-10 pick a season ago. In fact, scouts told me last spring that Barkley wasn't a cinch to be the third quarterback in the 2012 draft class, despite having a more impressive collegiate resume than Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill [and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden].

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November 21, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Might not go #1 overall, but still will be a 1st round pick.

November 21, 2012  08:21 AM ET

This is what happens when you have thrown the second most interceptions in all of college footabll.

November 21, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Seems like the media is having a hard time finding a QB to hype up this year.

November 21, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Given the success of Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty, I'm SHOCKED!

Oh wait, never mind.

November 21, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Given the success of Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty, I'm SHOCKED!Oh wait, never mind.

Quite a mediocre list there Schad.

November 21, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Quite a mediocre list there Schad.

It's a pile of over-rated crap.

There are people here STILL trying to convince people that Palmer is any good at all. That's gone from funny to sad at this point.

November 21, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Given the success of Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty, I'm SHOCKED!Oh wait, never mind.

looks like a meeting of clipboard holders.

November 21, 2012  08:46 AM ET

If all you look at is the trees with dead branches, you will miss the forest. J. Madden said that.

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November 21, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Given the success of Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty, I'm SHOCKED!Oh wait, never mind.

Remember the knock on Rodgers was that he was a QB from Cal and Tedford/Cal QBs were not good NFL QBs. So each player must be looked at individually. BUT I agree. Barkley is so so. Some team will waste 5 years proving he is a second stringer.

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November 21, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Pfffft! He has two NFL READY wr's and he can't do crap!

November 21, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Given the success of Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, Pat Haden, Matt Cassel, Bill Nelsen, Pete Beathard, Vince Evans, Paul McDonald, Todd Marinovich, Rob Johnson AND John David Booty, I'm SHOCKED!Oh wait, never mind.

The East Coast has it's own version of Southern Cal qb syndrome called the over hyped Gator:

Steve Spurrier, Shane Matthews, Danny Weurffel, Doug Johnson , Jesse Palmer, Rex Grossman, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow

November 21, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Remember the knock on Rodgers was that he was a QB from Cal and Tedford/Cal QBs were not good NFL QBs. So each player must be looked at individually. BUT I agree. Barkley is so so. Some team will waste 5 years proving he is a second stringer.

USC has given an amazingly bad bunch of QB's over the years given how "great" they are.

Like it was mentioned by Txheat, it's the Clipboard Holders Convention of QB's.

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November 21, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Matt Barkley
Mark Sanchez

What do they have in common?

MA__ _A___E_

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November 21, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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Lots of talent, NFL style offense...someone will take a chance early.

Instead of looking at the things you think a guy cannot do well, it is better to sum up what he can do well and go from there. I suppose that is why Jack Thompson was taken as a QB two rounds ahead of Joe Montana. And honestly, it is coaching at the next level that makes a huge difference.

November 21, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The East Coast has it's own version of Southern Cal qb syndrome called the over hyped Gator: Steve Spurrier, Shane Matthews, Danny Weurffel, Doug Johnson , Jesse Palmer, Rex Grossman, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow

Yes, Superior, Woeful, and Teblow are pretty awful, but not near the hype machine of USC.

Leinart was thought of as a #1 overall, franchise QB at one point.

 
November 21, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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This is what happens when you have thrown the second most interceptions in all of college footabll.

OK, but if you ever looked up Phil Sims stats out of college you would never draft him. He threw a lot more ints than tds in college. Not sure just how valuable college stats are.

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