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11:15 AM ET 02.23 | USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is looking to impress NFL scouts at the scouting combine, despite deciding not to throw during the on-field drills. Without the on-field workouts, the interview process, medicals and measurements became even more valuable for Barkley and he aced the first test when he was measured upon arrival at Lucas Oil Stadium. Barkley measured taller than expected and came in at 6-foot-2 1/2. That number means that Barkley is actually slightly taller than West Virginia signal-caller Geno Smith. The number should erase any questions about Barkley's size. Another win for Barkley was his hand size, which always interests scouts because of how it translates to being able to hang on to and control the ball. Barkley had some of the biggest hands at Indianapolis at 10 1/8 inches.

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February 23, 2013  07:48 PM ET

He also wears a size 10 shoe instead of 9 1/2. Seriously can't you guys keep this serious stuff straight?

February 23, 2013  07:51 PM ET

Not the worst story ever, but it's an honorable mention at least.

February 23, 2013  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He also wears a size 10 shoe instead of 9 1/2. Seriously can't you guys keep this serious stuff straight?

** I thought Barkley was smaller....

February 23, 2013  09:19 PM ET

Growth spurt????

February 23, 2013  10:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Growth spurt????

Thick sox

February 23, 2013  10:44 PM ET

I heard he has two arms. It was erroneously reported originally that he only had 1.

February 23, 2013  10:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

** I thought Barkley was smaller....

Nice!

February 24, 2013  07:52 AM ET

He now qualifes for Inramural Basketball!!!

February 24, 2013  08:03 AM ET

It's not going to matter. Without an arm it's unlikely anybody will take you soon.

February 24, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I heard he has two arms. It was erroneously reported originally that he only had 1.

Yes, but they're both non-throwing arms

February 24, 2013  12:54 PM ET

I just don't understand why they expanded to a dozen threads per day in the off-season. But even then you'd think they could find more interesting stuff. Interns, please... There's much more interesting football news to be had, even now.

 
February 26, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Barkley's talent was compromised because of a coach who's in way over his head. Wonder what stunts he has planned for the 2013 season?

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