According to Bill Vilona of the Pensacola News Journal, QB Matt Barkley has resumed throwing and intends to participate in all the drills at this year’s NFL Combine.
“This is probably the biggest test of my life coming up,” said Barkley of the NFL Combine, “I focused a lot more on my footwork, studying game tape and preparing for all the interviews (with NFL teams) at the combine.”
Barkley returned for his senior season, despite being viewed as a high first-round pick last year, but he largely under-performed in 2012 and suffered a shoulder injury towards the end of the regular season.
The injury to Barkley’s shoulder was said to be healing slower than expected, but it now appears that he’ll be aiming to impress at the Combine. There was a good chance that Barkley would skip participating in the throwing drills, but with many draft experts having him currently listed as a second-round pick, it makes sense to see him give it a go.
It’s hard to skip these opportunities when you have more to gain with a solid showing. For what it’s worth, we have listed as the No. 24 prospect on our 2013 Big Board.