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#1 billsfan905

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:35 AM

Link: http://www.profootba...t-matt-barkley/

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By: PFC Contributor James Duignan


Recent buzz has surfaced with the Bills linked to Matt Barkley at 8. Most people will scratch their heads and point to draftniks such as Mayock or McShay saying they don’t feel that Barkley is deserving of such a high first round selection. After the Bills Draft Luncheon press conference last week, Joe Buscaglia at WGR predicted the Bills are down to Barkley and Nassib at the eighth pick, giving Barkley the edge in his most recent mock draft. Joe B predicted Spiller in 2010, one of Newton/Miller/Dareus in 2011, and either Mark Barron or Stephon Gilmore in 2012. Here are five reasons Matt Barkley should be the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.


1. Football Resume

2. Intangibles

3. Buffalo’s History at QB

3. West-Coast Offense

4. “Parcells Rules” QB Criteria


Edited by Beerball, 21 April 2013 - 06:55 AM.


#2 jjmac

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:02 AM

According to the rules, Parcells would not have drafted Elway.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:10 AM

+1.  Barkley all the way.  When you have the chance to draft a possible franchise QB, you have to take a shot at it. None of these QBs will be available at #41.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:58 AM

Time to commit and double down - draft QB with first pick this year and next year regardless of outcome. Unless this year's pick takes us deep into playoffs, and we all know the likelihood of that happening.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

View Postganesh, on 21 April 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

+1.  Barkley all the way.  When you have the chance to draft a possible franchise QB, you have to take a shot at it. None of these QBs will be available at #41.

From what little I have seen of Barkley, he looked like a much better passer in 2011 than he did last season.

That said, if he is healthy I would be happy if the Bills draft him.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

Hope they take Manuel, but after reading this, Barkley makes a lot of sense.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:04 AM

#BarkWood for me too. I won't be disappointed if their thorough vetting of QB's (NINE of them) leads them to another player, though. Agree with Joe Bus that it's likely Barkley-Nassib, with Manuel third.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

Barkley just doesn't look like he has the frame to hold up in the NFL. He just looks frail to me.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

View Postbillsfan905, on 21 April 2013 - 04:35 AM, said:

sure take him,.. just not at #8

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

View PostRealityCheck, on 21 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Barkley just doesn't look like he has the frame to hold up in the NFL. He just looks frail to me.
6'2", 227 lbs. is frail?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

He's missed games in 3 of 4 seasons and is coming off a season-ender.  Maybe he doesn't look frail, but frail he is.

Smart kid, likable kid.  But the physical stuff (arm, durability) just isn't there.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

View PostRealityCheck, on 21 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Barkley just doesn't look like he has the frame to hold up in the NFL. He just looks frail to me.

http://bustedcoverag...ecs-ripped-abs/

Dude is anything but frail.  Yes, he got hurt this season, but he definitely has the frame.

View PostOzymandius, on 21 April 2013 - 08:01 AM, said:

He's missed games in 3 of 4 seasons and is coming off a season-ender.  Maybe he doesn't look frail, but frail he is.

Smart kid, likable kid.  But the physical stuff (arm, durability) just isn't there.

He missed one game in 2009.  Missed one game in 2010.  Played in every game in 2011.  Missed 2 in 2012.  That means he's frail?  Get real

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

View PostRealityCheck, on 21 April 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Barkley just doesn't look like he has the frame to hold up in the NFL. He just looks frail to me.
So did Brady plus he has time to put on a little size

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:14 AM

View PostNewEra, on 21 April 2013 - 08:05 AM, said:



He missed one game in 2009.  Missed one game in 2010.  Played in every game in 2011.  Missed 2 in 2012.  That means he's frail?  Get real

Yes, missing games in 3 of 4 seasons is pretty much the definition of frail.  Him missing "only" 2 games this past season is pretty much luck that the injury occurred late in the season instead of early in the season.  If it happened in Game 1, he would've missed 12 games, right?

Compare this to Nassib, who got shoddier protection at Cuse, and started 38 straight games, never missing one.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

View PostOzymandius, on 21 April 2013 - 08:14 AM, said:

Yes, missing games in 3 of 4 seasons is pretty much the definition of frail.  Him missing "only" 2 games this past season is pretty much luck that the injury occurred late in the season instead of early in the season.  If it happened in Game 1, he would've missed 12 games, right?

Compare this to Nassib, who got shoddier protection at Cuse, and started 38 straight games, never missing one.
Nix puts a lot of weight on durability when it comes to picking players.  This leads me to believe that we won't pick Barkley.  My best case scenario is that we trade with Minnesota for an extra pick or 2 and take the QB we want at 23 or 25.  If we wait until 41 the best QB's will be taken just before we pick.

Edited by UpperDeck, 21 April 2013 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

What does "Buffalo's history at QB" mean? Our tendancy for picking stiffs? Barkley = Todd Collins 2.0

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

If we take any a QB other than Geno Smith, he should be at least 6'4" with 10" hands.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

View Post8and8Forever, on 21 April 2013 - 07:49 AM, said:

sure take him,.. just not at #8
I disagree. If this front office and staff have decided that Barkley is the guy, you take him at 8 and not dick around. I have to say I am coming around on Barkley. reading that piece from PFC it really is the intangibles that are important. We take Barkley at 8 it will mark the first time this franchise has ever taken a QB that high.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

God, I cannot wait for the draft to be over even if we do draft him, which I do not want...

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

View PostOzymandius, on 21 April 2013 - 08:14 AM, said:



Yes, missing games in 3 of 4 seasons is pretty much the definition of frail.  Him missing "only" 2 games this past season is pretty much luck that the injury occurred late in the season instead of early in the season.  If it happened in Game 1, he would've missed 12 games, right?

Compare this to Nassib, who got shoddier protection at Cuse, and started 38 straight games, never missing one.

Barkley's OL this year was atrocious.  He was under a constant barrage the entire season.  He missed 4 games in 4 years as the starter.  I don't view that as frail.  Considering the game and position he plays, that's not considered frail.  There is a middle ground.  If a QB isn't considered the most durable player that doesn't mean he's frail.

You quote the word "only" missed 2 games, yet I never used the word.