Multiple NFL executives say they could envision USC's Matt Barkley passing West Virginia's Geno Smith as the first quarterback drafted.
"I think Matt can catch him," said one AFC college scouting director. "You get the right system, a team that fits what he does, a West Coast-type team, and I can see where he'd go ahead of Geno." Another NFC personnel executive suggested that Barkley "already has" moved past Smith. All of the evaluators agreed Barkley's skill set is limited, but QB needs could drive him up the draft board.