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Matt Barkley Impressive in Eagle's Offseason Workouts

While there is no doubt that the QB battle in Philadelphia will be between Michael Vick and Nick Foles, Eagles fans have to be happy with initial reports from the National Football Post that Matt Barkley has looked very good so far during workouts. Matt Barkley who many thought would be drafted in the top 3 in the 2012 draft if he elected to go, instead opted to stay another year in USC and fell all the way to the fourth round in the 2013 draft. However this could be a blessing for Barkley as he will get time to develop into a NFL caliber QB instead of being thrown into the fire. You don't become rated as a top 3 player in the draft (even if it was the past) without there being talent. Maybe the Eagles struck gold with their mid pick and he becomes the franchise QB of the future. What do you guys think? Click on the arrows to see his 2012 highlights. Photo Credit: CSNPhilly
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@ahwang86 Haha maybe. Word out of Eagles camp now is that Foles is actually leading the QB race.
another SC QB who is going to TANK!! muhahah
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