Friday, December 26, 2014

WATCH: ESPN's 'Numbers Never Lie' on Matt Barkley

Are you concerned about newly drafted Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley's arm strength? Well, ESPN's Michael Smith thinks you can breathe easy.

WATCH: ESPN's 'Numbers Never Lie' on Matt Barkley

The Eagles traded up to draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the first pick of the fourth round. (Bret Hartman/AP file photo)
The Eagles traded up to draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the first pick of the fourth round. (Bret Hartman/AP file photo)

Are you concerned about newly drafted Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley's arm strength? Well, ESPN's Michael Smith thinks you can breathe easy.

Smith broke down some pretty interesting numbers on Barkley for "Numbers Never Lie" heading into the NFL draft. For instance, in his final two years at USC, Barkley completed 41 percent of his passes thrown at least 20 yards down field. Only two of those passes were picked off and 24 of them were caught for touchdowns.

Watch the full video for more statistics on Barkley:

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