USC Football: Matt Barkley Continues to Hurt His NFL Draft Stock

November 11, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming into 2012, USC quarterback Matt Barkley was a popular pick for the Heisman Trophy.
But as season has progressed, Barkley has played himself out of contention.
Yes, Barkley and the Trojans got a good win over Arizona State today by the tune of 38-17. True, USC is still very much in the hunt for a Pac-12 South title and a Rose Bowl bid.
But NFL scouts watching this game have to be concerned about the struggling Barkley. Against the Sun Devils, Barkley went 20-of-33 for 222 yards and three touchdowns.
What's wrong with that, you might ask? The three interceptions that went with it.
Now, Barkley's numbers have been solid this season (2,972 yards and 33 touchdowns), and he's had some near-perfect games against mediocre and bad teams like Syracuse and Colorado. 
Barkley's also had some bad days.
Lowly Cal held Barkley to under 200 yards passing and was able to get as many interceptions as Barkley had touchdowns with two. He also had on...

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