It always amazes me how the draft elite fluctuate in their talent evaluations and how that fluctuation can be predicted based solely on events and time of the year. With events like end of season stats, the combine and especially the dead zones in between, too much is made of everything not on tape.
Take Manti Teo's 4.81 40 for example. It was the end of the world for hiim! He was out of the first round! Then he runs a 4.7 something on his Pro Day and all of sudden, he's back in the top 15! *smh* Hell, even Tim Ruskell knew better than to place too much emphasis on 40 time, why else would he have drafted Lofa Tatupu who ran a glacial 4.83?
With Barkley you just have to go back to what he did during the regular season, and especially at those teams when he wasn't trying to carry the team by himself. I would place a lot of emphasis on his play prior to Lane Kiffin really settling in too. But for some reason, people have dropped him out of the first round and some have even put him below the likes of Glennon, Nassib and Manuel. None of those 3, imaho are starting caliber QBs. Geno Smith barely is, but Matt Barkley is definitely a starting QB and will have a career similar to, but exceeding that of the Red Rifle.
I'm curious as to what other here have to think of Barkley's future.