With USC quarterback Matt Barkley not throwing at the Scouting Combine due to a shoulder injur suffered in November, his entire allotment of eggs landed in his Pro Day basket.
The good news is that he may be able to make an omelet.
Barkley completed 56 of 62 passes against a defense consisting of Manti Te’o’s late girlfriend and 10 of her family members. Per USA Today, two were considered to be drops. The others, then, represented misfires by a quarterback who was playing catch with his college teammates.
From what I saw of the workout, several of the completions came in high, with the receiver have to extend his arms — and in turn to expose his midsection to a big hit from one of the Kukua clan. On at least two of the deep routes, the receiver had to slow down and wait for the ball.
“I thought it was a good day,” Barkley said, via USA Today. “You always want to be perfect, especially on a day like this.”
Barkley wasn’t perfect. And that may not be good enough to put him into the top 10.