Matt Barkley Submits NFL Paperwork
Southern Cal junior quarterback Matt Barkley has submitted paperwork to the NFL, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. That will allow him to get a better feel for where he might be taken in the NFL Draft. Barkley has not declared for the draft. That’s something his coach, Lane Kiffin, would prefer he not do. But as his stock climbs, it will be hard to keep Barkley from bolting. He has until mid-January to finalize his decision.
While sharing the Pac-12 spotlight with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Barkley had an equally successful season. He completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,528 yards 39 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.