According to the National Football Post, the Oakland Raiders were ready to jump on quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year’s draft, but the Eagles snatched him up earlier in the round.
Although he fell down draft boards, and was only the fourth quarterback selected in April, there remain some talent evaluators who still suggest that Barkley could be the best quarterback, over the long haul, from the 2013 class. By the way, the Oakland Raiders were of such a mind, and planned to jump on Barkley with their fourth round pick, before Philly took him with the first selection in the stanza. The Raiders then opted for a fallback, Tyler Wilson of Arkansas.
While Wilson was impressive at times for the Raiders this spring, Barkley will likely be better