Would Matt Barkley Have Gone Ahead of Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft?

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Would Matt Barkley Have Gone Ahead of Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft?
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Sometimes it's better for an athlete to sidestep a question than it is to answer honestly. USC quarterback Matt Barkley demonstrated this on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday when he was asked about his draft position if he had entered the 2012 NFL Draft.

According to Pro Football Talk, Barkley said that while he believed Andrew Luck would have went first in any scenario, he "had confidence" that he would have went No. 2 ahead of Robert Griffin III. This is a claim that is hard to believe even if you watch only one game of each quarterback's career. Let's break it down:

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