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Coming off shoulder surgery, there was a lot of concern surrounding quarterback Matt Barkley. He already had arm-strength criticisms that followed him, so added injuries were a major concern.
He showed up, threw 62 passes and looked as good as everyone expected.
One scout said (via L.A. Times): "If you liked him before, you could find reasons to like him more. If you didn't like him, you could find reasons for that too."
He is a very polarizing prospect at the quarterback position. Teams are either on board or they are deathly afraid of what Barkley’s NFL future will be.
Of his 62 passes on Wednesday, he completed 56. Whether against a Stanford defense or thin air, completing that many throws on varying routes is impressive after shoulder surgery.
This was a solid day for Barkley.