By Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
USC quarterback Matt Barkley is a very hot topic in draft circles these days, and not always for the reasons he would like to be. Heading into his senior season, Barkley sat atop most preseason mock drafts, watch lists and QB big boards. Expectations were very high for a prospect who many speculate would have been a top 15 draft pick had he entered the 2012 NFL Draft. While he hasn’t been bad, Barkley’s star has certainly fallen in the eyes of both scouting personnel and the general college football public.