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QB Barkley to do all drills at Combine

Posted by Chris Brown on February 11, 2013 – 8:18 am

USC QB prospect Matt Barkley was not able to participate at the Senior Bowl due to a shoulder injury, but he will be doing all drills at the NFL Combine later this month.

That according to the Pensacola News Journal. Barkley stated during Super Bowl week that he had a sprained AC joint during the season, which has kept him from throwing.

“It has been an interesting last couple of months,” Barkley told the PNJ. “I’ve had to be very patient at times because there is a program I am following. I wanted to throw more, do more and really compete, but I had to trust the (trainers) and the program I was on.

“I focused a lot more on my footwork, studying game tape and preparing for all the interviews (with NFL teams) at the combine.”

Barkley has been training at the IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida.

Though the report says Barkley will participate in all drills, it doesn’t specifically state he’ll be throwing, which is something that some top QB prospects have avoided in the past. We’ll try to get clarification by the time he steps to the podium in Indianapolis where will have full on site coverage of the NFL Combine from Feb. 21st to Feb. 24th.

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