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NFL Draft 2013: Jaguars high on Matt Barkley?

Ezra Shaw

The Jacksonville Jaguars appear that they will be drafting a quarterback at some point in the 2013 NFL Draft, but the biggest question is which one and where. Many feel the Jaguars will walk away from one within the first three rounds, but the opinions on who they should get varies.

One player the Jaguars appear to be high on, at least according to Jason LaCanfora, is Southern Cal's Matt Barkley.

This year will be no exception. Nassib goes in this category as a Bills target if Buffalo doesn't take a QB at 8, and Jacksonville is high on Barkley, from what I hear. If, for instance, Cleveland, Oakland, Buffalo, Philly, Jacksonville and the New York Jets all pass on taking a passer with their top picks, then the competition to get their guy will be steep.

Many think I don't think Barkley will be good in the NFL, which is only partially true. I think he'll be limited in the NFL and is close to being "maxed out" physically, kind of like Andy Dalton coming out of the draft. I think trading up back into the first round for Barkley is pretty sketchy and I have a hard time seeing the Jaguars do that, but if he's your guy... you go get your guy.

Personally, I wouldn't touch Barkley until the third round.

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