Originally Posted by PaulAllen
Any rate in regards to Barkley, we're not that far off.
We both agree that we'd rather have him than any other non-QB, I would just classify his arm strength being in the Above-average class while you would say that it's probably in the average class. Big deal.
I don't think his arm is weak enough to prevent him from succeeding, though I think he's going to have to be among the smartest, most accurate QBs in the league (because he doesn't have the mobility to make up for the average arm either).
Now Barkley's polished and intelligent, that could happen. But he's not a big guy, he's not a fast guy and he's not a guy with a big arm. Moreover, unlike Geno, I don't see much more projectability in his frame or mechanics - what we have in him now is likely all we'll get.
His margin for error is pretty damn slim and that's why I find him to be only a tolerable option and not an outstanding one.