Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Barkley may be "safer" because he's a proven four year starter at one of the nation's best universities.
No first round pick is immune to being a bad pick in the NFL but going with the "safe bet" at quarterback isn't necessarily a "bad" thing.
Locker and Gabbert weren't safe bets and I wouldn't take either. It's pretty clear to me that Sarkissian, Locker's coach (and Leinart & Sanchez's coach) coached those guys up big time.
Barkley has succeeded despite being coached by Kiffin.
So, he's a perfect match for our mentally-challenged coaching staff?