First I want to say welcome to my first edition of "Scouting the 2012 Draft" by ImBlue. Every week, preferably on Monday, I will take a look at a player who could become the next Miami Dolphins' star or just look at great college players just for the heck of it. Let's have some fun!
QB: Matt Barkley
Height: 6 ft 2 in (Unofficial til combine)
Weight: 220 lbs (Unofficial til combine)
Can make all the throws
Good decision maker
Not very tall (unofficial is 6'2)
Comes from USC (How many of those QBs pan out?)
This guy has a good arm and can make all the throws. He is also a good decision maker, if there is nothing there, he'll dump it off and make it easier for the field goal kicker. He also has good character and seems to be a sufficient leader of the team. However, he also has negatives. He is only 6'2 and he comes from USC. Carson Palmer is up and down, Matt Leinart was a bust, and the jury is still out on Mark Sanchez. Would Matt Barkley be worth the risk?
There's no telling what will happen in the 2012 draft, but Barkley, if he decides to enter the draft, seems locked for the 1st round. I see him going in the middle of the 1st round. I believe he will enter the draft with USC under sactions.
If the Miami Dolphins had a chance to draft Matt Barkley, how would you feel if they pulled the trigger?