Barkley ran a 4.95 seconds 40-yard dash which was expected. He also fell during one of the agility drills, but scouts were primarily there to see him throw.
His short and redzone passes had plenty of zip with accuracy. He showed some minor footwork issues in the pocket, but nothing horrendous. His deep ball was the area that he had a chance to show improvement; however, he did nothing to show that he has a rocket of an arm. He had some lofty and inaccurate deep throws, but he also had some crisp bombs on occasion once he had some rhythm. The scripted pro day was an attempt to show that he had a big time arm, but really just verified what many already thought.
Nothing was drastically bad or great about the workout. It was good to see him throw a football for the first time since last November. NFL scouts will need to closely evaluate his decision making and leadership ability. He is definitely not the type of quarterback for teams that like to call bombs often, but there are examples of other successful NFL QBs that lack superior arm strength such as Cincinnati's Andy Dalton.
Barkley passed for 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions last season after passing for 39 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions in 2011. Some pundits thought before the 2012 season that he would be one of the top picks for the 2013 NFL Draft. Despite the disappointing year, Barkley said, "I never had one regret about coming back and playing my senior year."
*Credit to USC for providing photo of Matt Barkley.