Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Combine 2013: Matt Barkley Measures Taller Than Expected

USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is looking to impress NFL scouts at the scouting combine, despite deciding not to throw during the on-field drills.

Without the on-field workouts, the interview process, medicals and measurements became even more valuable for Barkley and he aced the first test when he was measured upon arrival at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Barkley measured taller than expected and came in at 6-foot-2 1/2. That number means that Barkley is actually slightly taller than West Virginia signal-caller Geno Smith.

The number should erase any questions about Barkley’s size. Another win for Barkley was his hand size which always interests scouts because of how it translates to being able to hang on to and control the ball. Barkley had some of the biggest hands at Indianapolis at 10 1/8 inches.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the combine for the latest news, rumors and results.

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