Originally Posted by TheFinisher
They were viewed as neck and neck for the first and second pick at that time.
No they were not scouts did not think Barkley was an elite QB and had him ranked behind other QB which is why he went back to USC instead of entering the draft last season.
This is a weak class and while Barkley will likely go in rd 1 it is because there is not much to choose from. He has major question marks with arm strength athletic ability, height and while he has good zip on short passes that does not mean a damn thing. He often under throws his passes. He is not looked at as some elite QB he is just being seen as one of the better prospect in this draft.
I don't hate the guy but you pumping him up into something he is not is too funny. He ranked behind Tannehill and Weedon. He was not being placed with Luck or RGIII. I give the kid credit he went back to school