NFL Draft Countdown | No.1 Matt Barkley

Scouting Report: A four-year starter who has improved his accuracy immensely each season, Barkley brings leadership intangibles and intelligence. The California native has displayed impressive maturity during his development and possesses all the physical tools that NFL teams look for in a franchise quarterback. His experience running a pro style offense makes him an ideal fit for a West Coast style of offense at the next level. Barkley said he intends to practice refining his footwork and throwing mechanics and becoming “a coach on the field.” Another area he will need to tame is his tendency to force bad thrown balls. Some NFL scouts have questioned his accuracy on the deep ball. Regardless, Barkley will be in contention for the number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Medical Report: Needed surgery on his throwing wrist to help with stiffness and inflammation prior

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