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Barkley picks CAA for representation

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A year ago, Matt Barkley was expected to be both the top quarterback prospect and top overall prospect in the 2013 draft.

Now, not.  As Barkley prepares to head for the NFL, he’s not regarded as the clear-cut top quarterback or the clear-cut top player.  Some think Barkley won’t even be a first-round pick.

Charged with the task of improving Barkley’s draft stock will be CAA.  According to SportsBusiness Daily, Barkley will get the Full Monty of representation from Tom Condon, Ben Dogra, and Jimmy Sexton.

The willingness of CAA to represent Barkley could mean that they won’t be signing any of the other top quarterback prospects, like West Virginia’s Geno Smith.  And it also could mean CAA decided that, of the incoming quarterbacks, Barkley is the most likely to rise the highest through round one.

Indeed, someone (or more than one someones) will.  While this year’s class of quarterbacks isn’t as good as last year’s, teams need quarterbacks, and they’ll draft quarterbacks perhaps before they otherwise should.

And no one wants to be the next guy who drafted a punter five spots before the next Russell Wilson.

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21 Responses to “Barkley picks CAA for representation”
  1. Keyser Söze says: Jan 2, 2013 5:36 PM

    Barkley, Sanchez, Booty, Leinert, Palmer, Johnson, Marijuanovich, Peete, Salisbury, Tinsley, McDonald, Evans….anyone else see a pattern here?

  2. coltzfan166 says: Jan 2, 2013 5:45 PM

    Geno will be #1

  3. benh999 says: Jan 2, 2013 5:53 PM

    OK.

  4. cometkazie says: Jan 2, 2013 5:54 PM

    The NFL looks for potential, a good fit.

    Will be interesting.

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 2, 2013 6:12 PM

    And no one wants to be the next guy who drafted a punter five spots before the next Russell Wilson.
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    Low blow to the Jaguars. I see what you did there…

  6. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 2, 2013 6:37 PM

    Do any of these scouts actually watch these QB’s throw the ball in LIVE action? Matt L was accurate, but they were rainbow balls. Sanchez was a bit better, but even his own coach said he wasn’t ready. I’m on the East Coast and from Russell Wilson’s hometown, I still can’t get over how we was passed over. Anyone that watched him should have known it. ACC player of the year, that year at Wisconsin and actually watch him throw the ball and this shouldn’t be a big surprise.

  7. craigmaitland says: Jan 2, 2013 6:37 PM

    To the idiots ripping the NFL future prospects of USC Qbs…
    Jeff Tedford coached Quarterbacks – Trent Dilfer, David Carr, Akili Smith, Joey Harrington, Kyle Boller……then some scrum named Aaron Rodgers came along.

    Or also the history of other possitions like Penn State runningbacks Blair Thomas, Curtis Ennis, Ki-Jana Carter until Larry Johnson came along.

  8. dbarnes79 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:39 PM

    USC QBs never work out in the NFL. Palmer is the best I can think of and he had only like 3-4 really good seasons.

  9. sdchargers25 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:40 PM

    Texas: Colt McCoy, John Chiles, Vince Young, Jevan Snead, Matt Nordgren, Chance Mock, Major Applewhite, Chris Simms, James Brown, Peter Gardere……
    Alabama: John Parker Wilson, Greg McElroy, Brodie Croyle….
    Notre Dame: Jimmy Clausen, Brady Quinn, Carlyle Holiday, Pay Dillingham, Matt LoVecchio, Gary Godsey
    LSU: Jamarcus Russell, Matt Flynn, Rohan Davey
    Florida: Tim Tebow, Chris Leak, Rex Grossman

    And the list goes on and on and on.
    Let me know of a school that regularly produces top NFL QB’s. There are none.

  10. geefan1 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:51 PM

    Keyser Söze says:
    Jan 2, 2013 5:36 PM
    Barkley, Sanchez, Booty, Leinert, Palmer, Johnson, Marijuanovich, Peete, Salisbury, Tinsley, McDonald, Evans….anyone else see a pattern here?

    Palmer breaks that pattern. He had a good run in Cincy.

  11. raynman49 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:00 PM

    Yup. Looks like another HOF qb from Southern Cal.

  12. vincentbojackson says: Jan 2, 2013 7:02 PM

    His new reps then advised him that he should have come out last year.

  13. raiderapologist says: Jan 2, 2013 7:04 PM

    I’d be surprised if he gets out of the first round. I’m just glad Oakland is sitting to high to take him, and if he does fall out of the first, they don’t have a high second to use on him.

  14. rajbais says: Jan 2, 2013 7:38 PM

    And they will regret it. This is a fifth round quarterback that is getting first round hype. Picked Before RGIII If he entered the 2012 draft???

    Folks, learn a lesson from teams that do not have bowl games. They do not have any added pressure by worrying about a prestigious, but less than profitable waste of time.

    Why else Do college teams play well after the undefeated streak is over? They know that the object of the game is to win and that their scholarships are one-year renewable deals.

    That is enough pressure for the players

  15. edhochuli says: Jan 2, 2013 7:44 PM

    @sdchargers

    You’re missing the point. Every couple years, we have to hear about USC QBs and how they are the next best thing. And every couple years we find out, much like USC’s mind numbingly unexplainable preseason #1 rankings, they are over hyped and over rated. We know not one school is a QB factory, but unlike with USC, no other school claims to have the next stud in the draft.

  16. cometkazie says: Jan 2, 2013 7:59 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Jan 2, 2013 6:37 PM
    Do any of these scouts actually watch these QB’s throw the ball in LIVE action? Matt L was accurate, but they were rainbow balls. Sanchez was a bit better, but even his own coach said he wasn’t ready. I’m on the East Coast and from Russell Wilson’s hometown, I still can’t get over how we was passed over. Anyone that watched him should have known it. ACC player of the year, that year at Wisconsin and actually watch him throw the ball and this shouldn’t be a big surprise.
    +-+-+

    JaMarcus could throw the ball like no other. He was the “Run down the field and I will get it to you,” as every LSU fan knew, and that kind of ball won’t do in the NFL.

    Lots of intangibles that don’t show up on stat sheets.

  17. mazblast says: Jan 2, 2013 8:19 PM

    geefan1 says:

    Keyser Söze says:
    Jan 2, 2013 5:36 PM
    Barkley, Sanchez, Booty, Leinert, Palmer, Johnson, Marijuanovich, Peete, Salisbury, Tinsley, McDonald, Evans….anyone else see a pattern here?

    Palmer breaks that pattern. He had a good run in Cincy.
    —————————
    How many playoff wins did Palmer ring up in his Cincinnati run? The same as every other QB the Bagels have had in the last 20 years.

  18. seanx40 says: Jan 2, 2013 8:28 PM

    With the first pick in the second one, the 33rd pick , the Jacksonville jaguars select…

  19. rockthered1286 says: Jan 2, 2013 10:06 PM

    Here’s the thing: how many teams are in NEED of a first rd QB? I’d say cards and chiefs. That’s it. Every other team is set or has much more glaring needs that push clipboard holders back a few rounds. Say geno goes to kc and the cards stick with kolb if Reid comes in. Then Barkley falls into at LEAST the second rd. that being said- maybe Barkley should pass on the green room invite for draft day.

  20. kmg1016 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    If Wilson went to Jacksonville, do you really think he’d have done as well (as in Seattle)? Gabbert might not probably won’t be the solution in Jacksonville, but he’s far from the biggest problem.

    As for Anger, he was one of the league’s best punters as a rookie, which is unheard of. If you do this search in Google – “preseason punter rankings” – the first result is an article at Pro Football Focus Fantasy that explains why drafting Anger was actually capitalizing on a market inefficiency.

    The teams, media and fans aren’t properly evaluating the importance of field position as relates to scoring points. From Round 3 on in the 2012 draft, very few players are likely to deliver as much value to their teams as Anger will to the Jaguars.

    For all of the things Gene Smith rightfully gets pilloried for, this particular gripe is unfounded.

  21. rc33 says: Jan 3, 2013 10:25 AM

    Matt Cassel is flabbergasted that no one has brought up his name.

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