Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter
The stuff I've read gives Smith the edge with speed, mobility, and arm strength, but they give Barkley the edge in accuracy, mental make-up, and leadership. Smith's biggest knock seems to be a gunslinger mentality that contributes to poor accuracy on intermediate and deep throws (which has been masked by solid WV recievers,) while his strenghts include athleticism/mobility. The knock on Barley seems to center on arm strength and durability, and his strengths production and intangibles.
When it comes to the underneath stuff, Barkley has great timing so he's very accurate.
On the deep stuff, it's no contest. Smith is accurate and delivers the ball on time. Barkley tends to float stuff.